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Title: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Chris on August 08, 2013, 11:45:40 AM
As I audition new/old bands and discover some seriously cool music (to me anyway) and/or even the new 45 rpm vinyl reissues  of classic albums, ie. hoffman etc. I would like to hear reviews and the like to keep me abreast of a broader music scene than I would not normally know about...so, any cool new discoveries??   great new albums of old favorite bands?? Great concerts you have just seen?? Reviews on said vinyl reissues or HD tracks reissues that are MUCH better than the originals etc... I would love to hear about it....  Thank you :)
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Post by: Chris on August 08, 2013, 11:47:33 AM
Anyone with experiance with the new Van Halen Hoffman/Gray vinyl remaster series versus the new HD tracks hi res reissues?? Is the vinyl still superior?? Thank you...
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Post by: odamone on August 08, 2013, 07:23:44 PM
Hey Chris,

Can't answer the van halen question, but why not tell us what music you like and don't like.

 For example, I'm a fan of a wide variety of music, but certainly not all music. I like indie rock (radiohead, bon iver), the Beatles, electronica (underworld, washed out), female singer songwriters like Fiona apple, Regina spektor. I like things with a raw edge to them. I cannot stand typical audiophile music. Smooth jazz makes me want to pry my eyes out with a spoon.  Adult contemporary of the 90's is like nails on a chalkboard.

Some recent discoveries that sound amazing (to me):
Muddy waters folk singer
Alt-j
The books - lemon of pink
Norah Jones - Little broken hearts
Fiona apple's latest
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Post by: Chris on August 09, 2013, 05:14:41 PM
Great post, thank you.. I am open to all things.. So, the artists that you list, and the reasons you included are great reasons also, I will check them all out and see what happens.... Example, I am not a real blues fan, however, one day at the Orlando library, I saw a cd of the Holmes Brothers.. REAL Black Southern Blues, and wow, I really liked them.. NEVER dreamed of that happening.. I like what most of you will probably not ie.. Feeder, Coheed and Cambria, The Wildhearts, Pretty Maids etc., so listings from me probably isnt so necessary..  But, I greatly appreciate hearing for you guys...
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Post by: earwaxxer on August 09, 2013, 07:46:14 PM
I was just listening to the Van Halen remasters tonight, interesting enough. Nice remaster IMO. I'm talking about the CD release though. No opinion on the vinyl though.
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Post by: Chris on August 10, 2013, 04:33:43 AM
I agree, even the reissue cds sound better, But HD tracks has released  the Roth albums on hi/res.. I would jump on that in a heartbeat, BUT Acoustech released 4 of the Roth albums on remastered Vinyl by Kevin Grey... I would love to hear a  comparison...
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 10, 2013, 08:17:36 AM
HI Chris,

Try Dawes (Nothing is Wrong), and maybe something from The Head and the Heart. While we're at it, have a listen to Fleet Foxes too.

Best,

Mike
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Post by: Chris on August 10, 2013, 08:36:47 AM
ok cool, will do.. :)
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 11, 2013, 03:16:17 PM
Just picked up Willie Nelson's 'Stardust' on HDtracks tonight, and remembered how much I loved these covers. Sat there with eyes closed bobbing my head like a fool.
Wonderful . . .
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Post by: Chris on August 11, 2013, 03:30:35 PM
About HD tracks.. Not all are in 192khz, Now I see more and more talk of the 384khz dacs like the Chord dac years ago.. Well, IF that ends up being a superior listening experience years down the road and HD tracks does stuff in 384.. How many more damn times do we have to buy the White album?? (in the spirit of Tommy Lee Jones in MIB)... If I bought the Van halen stuff now, then here we go again if it is in 384 later? I think I will just get the Hoffman/Gray Van Halen masters on vinyl and just BE DONE with it.......
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Post by: earwaxxer on August 11, 2013, 03:36:11 PM
Hey Chris - I have a few HD Tracts "high res" downloads. IMO they are not worth it. I listened to the CD remaster upsampled next to the HD high res FLAC download and was unable to hear a difference. Thats just my opinion. If I can get a high res remaster on blu-ray audio, ok I might go for it. Who the hell knows what you are getting with HD Tracts. Again, IMO....
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Post by: Chris on August 11, 2013, 03:46:47 PM
Yeah, thanks Wax.. I know, the HD tracks type thing for me anyway, maybe still a little young to be pulling a bunch of purchase triggers yet... I see that they are doing alot more of the type of music that I DO have, but, I think I will wait longer before I start replacing my cd collection with hi/res downloads of the same music... hugely expensive to do so... Maybe with NEW music, I will bite, but a total HD track collection replacement, don't think so....
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 11, 2013, 04:56:56 PM
I don't know, boys. Listening now to the 24/96 download of Alison Krauss & Union Station's Paper Airplane, and it sounds mighty good to me.
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Post by: earwaxxer on August 11, 2013, 05:07:01 PM
True Mike - I have the "Rasing Sand" album with Plant/Krauss 24/96 from HD Tracks. Very good indeed. Not above any of my good rebook recording though... Not saying its not worth it though!
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 11, 2013, 05:37:04 PM
To my ears, some of them are, and some of them aren't. What is your playback chain? (Never mind - I see it now) I can hear a difference with real higher sample size/sampling frequency recordings through Pure Music and a Halide DAC HD. The DAC HD is analog-like, but with enough resolution of detail for me. Listening to the real deal (as opposed to redbook recordings available for download that, surprise, sound like redbook recording available for download, like maybe that Stardust album I paid too much for as a matter of convenience) sure sounds better to me than most CD's, except for, e.g., ECM and Mapleshade discs. I'm sure there are as many opinions on this out there as there are listeners. Oh, well.
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Post by: Chris on August 11, 2013, 06:37:06 PM
No, keep the opinions going... This is what I want to find out. If the extra expense is worth it.. Or is vinyl still superior...
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Post by: earwaxxer on August 12, 2013, 03:53:12 AM
Hey Mike - Not sure what you have tried with software upsample of redbook, on the laptop, before it gets to the DAC. I have even found that my 24/96 HD Tracts sound slightly better upsampled to 192khz. Its kind of voodo stuff, but it works!
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 12, 2013, 08:00:43 AM
Hey Eric,

Fair enough - time to play with the music software.

It's been a while since I compared (i) rips of 16/44.1 CD's to (ii) native 24/88.2 or 24/96 digital recordings formatted in AIFF (I use a Mac). 

I'll select automatic upsampling in Pure Music for sample rates under 88.2. (I think that's my default setting anyway.) Then its off to find a native high res download and compare it with the upsampled rip of the same album from redbook CD. I don't remember whether I own such doubles or not; have to look,

More later,

Mike 
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Post by: Grainger49 on August 12, 2013, 11:13:02 AM
I think that analog has an effective sample rate of infinity.  As you approach that sample rate digital sounds more analog.   

Just my opinion.
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Post by: earwaxxer on August 12, 2013, 01:58:27 PM
Mike - the other thing about software algorithms is that there are some good sounding techniques that are worth experimenting with - not sure with the Mac, but if you can find software where you can play with the filters - the "minimum phase" filter sounds very nice. It called "apodizing" filter, and many upsampling DACs use them. Sox is also a good freeware DSP. I did most of my playing around with Foobar.
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Post by: Grainger49 on August 12, 2013, 02:31:41 PM
Today's delivery is an SACD of Leo Kottke's 6 And 12 String Guitar.
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 12, 2013, 02:51:25 PM
Hey Grainger,

Ever listen to John Fahey's Blind Joe Death?
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Post by: johnsonad on August 12, 2013, 02:53:28 PM
I just received Woman Child by C
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Post by: earwaxxer on August 12, 2013, 03:36:21 PM
Im tryin to like Jazz. I have been for years. Its sinking in bit by bit. I know that I SHOULD like Jazz more than I do. There is some Jazz that I like. Mostly the psychedelic stuff from the 60's (Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Dr. John, Weather Report, Stanley Clark, Al Di Miola, Billy Cobham, Sri Chinmoy, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, well you get the idea...
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Post by: Chris on August 12, 2013, 04:42:12 PM
Alright Great stuff.. Downhome, tell us what you find out.. And Grainger, I feel you are correct. It makes sense to me.. And that is what I want to know.. I think what I will do is buy vinyl when it is available as a first choice, and the rest digital downloads...
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Post by: Grainger49 on August 13, 2013, 01:49:52 PM
Hey Grainger,

Ever listen to John Fahey's Blind Joe Death?

Never, is it like Kottke?  BTW, the Kottke was cheaper than the LP, brand new SACD.
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on August 15, 2013, 12:07:30 AM
Hey Grainger,

Ever listen to John Fahey's Blind Joe Death?

Never, is it like Kottke?  BTW, the Kottke was cheaper than the LP, brand new SACD.

Leo Kottke learned guitar from John Fahey. Fahey's playing is more sparse, and at times even spooky. He was a master.
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Post by: Zimmer64 on August 15, 2013, 05:14:47 AM
Hi there,

I recently saw Cassandra Wilson at Ronnie Scotts in London. Was herr final performance and it was brilliant. Small jazz club, great atmosphere and very good music.

My last vinyl was Horace Silver The Tokyo blues 45 re-issue. Great sound, great music.

My latest CD purchase was Pat Matheney Unity Band. Just love this guy and have most of his music in my collection.

Michael
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Post by: Chris on August 25, 2013, 12:38:34 AM
I am a fan of Norman Barratt (NOT Bates) from his christian stuff.. and I was on you tube and learned he was with a band Gravy Train.. I listened  to the 1970 release completely and man, it was good.. I will have to get it.. And in the days of clapton, beck, page etc.. There is some good guitar work on that album.. anybody a GT fan??. Take a listen... Go to You tube and type....Gravy Train 1970 (Full Album Listen).....They are an English (Lancashire) prog band... They even have a song about Syd... Maybe Norman is a relation.. their sound is a little like 60s Floyd....
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Post by: Chris on September 19, 2013, 07:48:47 AM
Anybody familiar with the TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA??   if not, try to go this christmas season to their show... i dont think you will be disappointed , even if you are not a rocker... check them out on you tube.... tickets are on sale now , i believe....they play in like EVERY major and smaller major city in the US...
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Post by: 4krow on September 19, 2013, 08:01:20 AM
 I had a 45 RPM of Patricia Barber a few years ago. Don't recall the album. What I can't forget is the eeriness of the album! She was in my room and her breath smelled of liquor.
  G, I totally agree with the idea that analog is the highest sampling rat(rate, sorry). I use my analogy of comparing analog with shaving. If you use a blade, then that misses nothing. If you use an electric shaver, it 'samples' the hairs(some by pulling!) and cuts most of them.
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Post by: Grainger49 on September 19, 2013, 08:23:54 AM
I bought 2 or 3 of the Trans Siberian Orchestra CDs last Christmas.

More recently I bought Presenting The Ian Campbell Folk Group (LP), Russ Barrenburg Moving Pictures (CD & LP), Steeleye Span Time Span, And Richard Thompson Guitar Vocal.
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Post by: Paully on September 19, 2013, 10:15:14 AM
Here are some suggestions

Phosphorescent - Muchacho
The National - High Violet
Ryan Adams - Love is Hell
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Post by: Chris on September 19, 2013, 01:30:00 PM
Cool, keep 'em coming.. I am just saying the shows are bigger and better than ever according to the band... And this year, I believe they will be playing The Lost Christmas Eve for the last time and tickets are going on sale..Could be the time to go see them you guys.. I WOULD go every year if I lived in the US again...Just sayin' and I will hold forever hold my piece now.... :)
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Post by: earwaxxer on September 19, 2013, 03:11:52 PM
Hey Eric,

Fair enough - time to play with the music software.

It's been a while since I compared (i) rips of 16/44.1 CD's to (ii) native 24/88.2 or 24/96 digital recordings formatted in AIFF (I use a Mac). 

I'll select automatic upsampling in Pure Music for sample rates under 88.2. (I think that's my default setting anyway.) Then its off to find a native high res download and compare it with the upsampled rip of the same album from redbook CD. I don't remember whether I own such doubles or not; have to look,

More later,

Mike

Hey Mike - update on the above -- I cant keep track of what is when in these posts. Sometimes the changes come fast. Anyway, JRiver upsampler is definately good. Easy to hear the A/B comparison. What I did though, is go back to my original upsample fav. Sox min phase, dither, allow alias, through foobar 16/44.1 to 24/192. Ok - now thats good. Huge files. Well worth it IMO. Whew... Out of breath.. Play those files NATIVE with JRiver. Now thats good...
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Post by: earwaxxer on September 19, 2013, 03:16:11 PM
Let me add one one thing for the nay-Sayers. Weiss Saricon 1.6 uses similar filters. Dont be afraid of aliasing at that sample rate.... Anyway off the topic...

http://src.infinitewave.ca/
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Post by: Chris on September 20, 2013, 02:00:16 AM
I agree about the "infinite sampling rate of vinyl"  concept also.. makes perfect sense to me....
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Post by: Natural Sound on September 20, 2013, 12:10:01 PM
I'll probably download The Clash - London Calling from HD tracks this weekend.
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Post by: Chris on September 20, 2013, 12:28:13 PM
Yeah, I saw that also..
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Post by: corndog71 on October 09, 2013, 11:03:14 AM
I forgot there was a music forum here.  While my music tastes are all over the place, lately I've been finding some impressive young female artists.

Haim (HA-yim) - 3 sisters from a musical family with their debut album out called Days Are Gone.  Several of their songs keep getting stuck in my head lately.

http://youtu.be/1TffpkE2GU4 (http://youtu.be/1TffpkE2GU4)

Boy - 1 Swiss, 1 German, nice vocal tone and a catchy song.

http://youtu.be/zsyjS_vJfkw (http://youtu.be/zsyjS_vJfkw)
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Post by: Yoder on October 25, 2013, 12:25:23 PM
I had a 45 RPM of Patricia Barber a few years ago. Don't recall the album. What I can't forget is the eeriness of the album! She was in my room and her breath smelled of liquor.
  G, I totally agree with the idea that analog is the highest sampling rat(rate, sorry). I use my analogy of comparing analog with shaving. If you use a blade, then that misses nothing. If you use an electric shaver, it 'samples' the hairs(some by pulling!) and cuts most of them.

I listened to a CD of hers a couple of months ago and played it back at Redbook specs. The first thing that struck both my wife and myself was the clarity of the recording. The fact that it was a live recording made it even more mind boggling. Listening to it clearly illustrated the importance of the engineers in remastering or recording music. I have returned some hi-def recordings because the quality was so poor. Barber is a good baseline for what good studio engineering is.
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Post by: Tubejack on October 26, 2013, 07:08:10 AM
All on new 180 vinyl - someone needs to save me from Amazon 1-click .....


LADY                                         Lady
People, Hell, and Angels          Jimi Hendrix
Brothers and Sisters remix      Allman Brothers
Rythm & Blues                         Buddy Guy
It's a Beautiful Day reissue     It's a Beautiful Day
Recorded in Concert 1973       Van Morrison
Sound City                               Dave Grohl and Various Artists
Made Up Mind                         Tedeshi Trucks Band

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Post by: Zimmer64 on October 31, 2013, 07:56:35 AM
Bought Laura Mvula CD called Sing to the moon. Great voice, nicely recorded and plesantly unusual new music.

Enjoy

Michael
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Post by: Paully on October 31, 2013, 08:44:07 AM
That description made me think of the new album I just got from Feedbands by Amycanbe; "Mountain Whales".  It is well recorded, ethereal at points, and very engaging.  Looking forward to listening to it again.
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Post by: Evan on November 15, 2013, 07:52:22 PM
The CD that has most recently made me say, "WOW" is 'Side by Side' by Itzhak Perlman and Oscar Peterson. Enough so that I had to post about it here. It has quickly moved to near the top of my favorite jazz albums.
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Post by: 2wo on November 16, 2013, 10:17:25 AM
I got to get that one...John
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Post by: Doc B. on November 16, 2013, 11:09:00 AM
Looking over my ebay and Amazon purchases for the past year, which is probably 80% of what I have acquired over that time:

John Stein - Bing Bang Boom!
Bireli Lagrene & Gypsy Project - Move
Jimmy McGriff & Groove Holmes - Come Together
John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky
John Mayer Trio - Try
John Hammond - Source Point
Guitar Shorty - Long and Short of it
Freddie King - Freddie King is a Blues Master
Larry Carlton - Sapphire Blue - i really like this one
Freddie King - 1934-1976
Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story
Otis Rush - Ain't Enough Comin' In
John Coltrane - John Coltrane Plays the blues
Grant Green - Born to be Blue
Jimmy Smith - Organ Grinder Swing - one of my all time faves
Papa John Defrancesco - Desert Heat
Bobby Floyd - Notes to and from my Friends
Otis Rush - Right Place, Wrong Time
Oliver Nelson - Afro American Sketches
R.L. Burnside - Wish I was in Heaven Sittin' Down
Eric Bibb - Booker's Guitar
Jimmy McGriff - Straight Up
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Wynton Kelly Trio with Wes Montgomery - Smokin' at the Half Note - this one is great
Project Trio - Winter In June
Ronnie Earl - Grateful Heart - another great album
Keaton Simons - Exes and Whys

Oops almost left out Jacqui Naylor - Dead Diva's Society. Didn't get that one on ebay, got it from the source. I was there for the session, but earned no credit. My minor contribution was getting the slightly broken B3 to sound OK for the show. Oh and I set up the chairs for the audience. Somehow I always end up with that job while others run around with pieces of paper or cables in their hand, looking indispensable.





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Post by: Evan on November 16, 2013, 12:30:22 PM
I'm definitely a fan of 'Smokin' at the Half Note'. Dan, you put up a great list of music for me to check out! Thanks

For something a little different, I really like the band 'Beirut'.
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Post by: Chris on November 16, 2013, 07:19:33 PM
I am happy for I just saw on MOFIs site that they are offering Billy Joel on 45rpm, will DEFINITELY have to get Glass Houses.. and of course The Cars and Candy O for what???? 4th friggin time now... Getting a little tired of having to keep rebuying so many reissues... With  MoFi though, I know it will be the LAST time...
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on December 10, 2013, 05:24:39 AM
Late last week, more jazz classics for the library:

Thelonious Monk Quintet - 5 By Monk By 5
Thelonious Monk Quartet - Misterioso
Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness

(I got a late start.)
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Post by: Paully on December 10, 2013, 07:16:00 AM
I am on an A.A. Bondy trip.  Now have all three of his albums.  They start out good and just keep getting better.
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on December 10, 2013, 10:18:32 AM
I am on an A.A. Bondy trip.  Now have all three of his albums.  They start out good and just keep getting better.

Paully,

Who is A.A. Bondy?

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Post by: Paully on December 10, 2013, 03:21:46 PM
This guy:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=m0DWZ3VBROw

And the albums get better so might as well start here with the last one and see what you think and go from there.  Easy going good music (IMO) which is surprising given what I heard of him with his earlier band, Verbena.

Can't remember if I mentioned it before but if you like that one you might like Phosphorescent "Muchacho".  Don't bother with the vinyl on that one though, I can say with a fair amount of certainty.  Just get the CD if you like it.
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on December 11, 2013, 12:17:35 AM
Nice. That tune sounds like a garage band cousin of Bon Iver's For Emma Forever Again.  I like it. Thanks.
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Post by: Paully on December 11, 2013, 02:52:22 AM
Cool, I like Bon Iver's "For Emma" album.  Haven't been able to get into any of his other albums but that one is definitely in the same genre in my mind and a good one.
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Post by: Paully on February 06, 2014, 02:13:43 AM
Bought the Boxer Rebellion's "The Cold Still" a while ago and liked it well enough.  Was listening to it again and now love it.  Also, Feedbands put out another album I really like by the Sweep this month.  Mail order record of the month lp club like those of yore is going to be very hit and miss, but it is still fun and they are batting about 75% thus far for me at least! but I like Indie.
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Post by: JamieMcC on February 06, 2014, 07:03:51 AM
My last purchase was "Hooverphonic With Orchestra live" and I am thinking about Gregory Porter's Liquid spirit album for my next purchase.

Self imposed limit of one new cd purchase per month.
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Post by: Alonzo on February 06, 2014, 07:51:00 AM
Gary Clark Jr "Blak and Blu" and "Crossroads Guitar Fest".  Both excellent.
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Post by: Paully on February 06, 2014, 11:11:42 AM
My last purchase was "Hooverphonic With Orchestra live" and I am thinking about Gregory Porter's Liquid spirit album for my next purchase.

Self imposed limit of one new cd purchase per month.

I ought to do something like that. Even if I keep buying a lot of records doing something like buying two at the end of two weeks and only on that day would force me to think about what it is I am buying and wait until that day. Point would really be no impulse buys. Hmmm, interesting thought.
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Post by: Yoder on February 07, 2014, 09:49:20 AM
Downloaded in the last week the following 192/24 albums:
Muddy Waters "Folk Singer" A must have for any audiophile...at least that is what the reviews say, and I have to agree. Willie Dixion and Buddy Guy join him on this all acoustic recording.

Charlie Byrd and Stan Getz "Jazz Samba" Another great album to listen to. Some great guitar and sax, as should be expected. Highly recommended.

Van Morrison "Astral Weeks" and "His Band and Street Choir" Being a die-hard Van fan, then these were must have albums that I do not have in any form yet. Of the two, I definitely prefer AW. AW seems to give a hint of where he is going and what is to be expected in what I thing is one of his best albums: "Veedon Fleece."

Zoe Keating "One Cello X 16" and "Into the Trees."  These are not 192/24 recordings. But, for $4 per downloaded album then one cannot go wrong. I love her style, and her music is very heady/soothing. If you are not familiar with Zoe Keating, then you should go to YouTube and search for her. You will find some videos where she shows how she records her music (a lot of looping via FruityLoops, and some great use of the computer.)
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on February 09, 2014, 01:41:03 PM
Heard this on World Cafe, and it really grew on me:

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Post by: Downhome Upstate on February 09, 2014, 01:42:33 PM
And then there's Levon. Don't make 'em like that no more.

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Post by: Downhome Upstate on February 09, 2014, 01:43:58 PM
I don't know why I haven't listened to this guy before now:

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Post by: Downhome Upstate on February 10, 2014, 02:13:18 AM
Amazing live set by Kenny Werner & friends at the Blue Note.

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Post by: MattTCG on February 12, 2014, 10:50:12 AM
Hi everyone...first post :-)

My latest favorites:

Rosanne Cash: River of the Thread
The National: Trouble will find Me
Gregory Porter: Liquid Spirit
Pat Methany: Kin

All of these are fine albums and wonderfully recorded with the Pat Methany being an exceptional recording.
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Post by: Paully on February 12, 2014, 11:55:47 AM
I mentioned the National earlier, if you like trouble will find me, try High Violet if you haven't already.  One of my favorite albums of all time.
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Post by: 2wo on February 12, 2014, 01:31:35 PM
Need to check that out, I am a big Pat Methany fan...John
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Post by: JamieMcC on February 26, 2014, 12:14:57 AM
Aoife O'Donovan (new to me) her Fossils album looks good anybody like to rec any others of hers I should take a look at Dave Douglas Quintet, Crooked still?
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Post by: Grainger49 on February 26, 2014, 12:17:47 AM
Yesterday I received an LP reissue of Bill Evans, Sunday At The Vanguard.

Didn't spin it yet.
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Post by: Paully on February 26, 2014, 02:22:10 AM
Received my Ryan Adams Love Is Hell album by Mobile Fidelity.  3 LPs and absolutely gorgeous.  I have only listened to one side, but it sounded wonderful.
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Post by: MattTCG on February 27, 2014, 02:35:29 PM
I have two new albums this week. Beck: Morning Phase and Pat Methany: Kin. They are both outstanding and beautifully recorded.
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Post by: rockpassion on February 27, 2014, 04:57:39 PM
Well one CD - Vaya Con Dios - "The Best of Vaya Con Dios"  old CD but great female vocals in Dani Klein.  Second is an LP, Legend the Best of Bob Marley and the Wailers. Listening to this last album makes me realize just how great his music is.  Too bad we lost him. 

Richard 
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Post by: JamieMcC on February 27, 2014, 09:07:07 PM
Well one CD - Vaya Con Dios - "The Best of Vaya Con Dios"  old CD but great female vocals in Dani Klein.
Richard

+ 1 Dani Klein & Vaya Con Dios  your post is most probably the first time I have seen them mentioned on a bb for a very long time. Will have to dig my albums out again.

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Post by: mcandmar on February 28, 2014, 03:38:53 AM
I recently discovered Alabama Shakes digging through a similar thread on head-fi.  The few songs i have heard were enough for me to order the album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-3MIBxQTw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le-3MIBxQTw)
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Post by: JamieMcC on March 02, 2014, 12:45:57 PM
Funny enough I was re-loading my Alison Krauss + union station live to my tunes server today and discovered it was a two cd set duh! Its only taken four months to discover this as once ripped to lossless the cd gets put away.
And who is playing on the first track but Jerry Douglas I only realise the other day that he features on the Mumford & Sons Bable cd on the Boxer track. Without knowing it I now have a number of tracks which Jerry is guesting on.
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Post by: Natural Sound on March 02, 2014, 02:10:04 PM
Yesterday I received an LP reissue of Bill Evans, Sunday At The Vanguard.

Didn't spin it yet.


Ah yes, one of my favorites. What are you waiting for?
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Post by: Grainger49 on March 02, 2014, 02:16:06 PM
Jamie,

Try Skip, Hop & Wobble or Glide.  They are both Jerry Douglas CDs.  Not available on vinyl, sadly.
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Post by: Paully on March 02, 2014, 03:05:04 PM
The the - Dusk.  Last time I spend big bucks on an OP issue listed as VG+ from the 90s.  I have done this a couple of times, and gotten screwed 100% of the time.  Their idea of VG+ and my idea seem to be two very separate concepts.  And shipping it back to Europe makes it a rather large loss, so I guess I am stuck with it.  The more I listen to CDs...  Well, lets not start a CD vs vinyl discussion, we'll save that for the forums where people like to fight.  Needless to say, it is very disappointing.
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Post by: johnsonad on March 02, 2014, 03:31:12 PM
Paully, I'm finding more pleasure from CD's than I care to comment on. Reading your post made me smile though I feel for your situation.  I really wish BH would get that DAC to market :)
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Post by: Paully on March 02, 2014, 04:04:34 PM
I am unreasonably obsessed with vinyl and sometimes I think the sellers must know that. 

Maybe one day I will wake up.  Don't count on it though.  Old issues which are overgraded and new issues cut from a CD file and yet I continue to buy.  I don't know...  Anyway, like I said, this conversation has the potential to degrade rapidly.  I will try to restrain myself.  I just love those big shiny discs.  I CANT STOP!

Ironically the Smiths song playing right now has a lyric "stop me if you have heard this one before".
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Post by: Yoder on March 03, 2014, 02:06:31 PM
I just returned from a week long stay in SFO. A friend of mine gave me a treasure trove of CDs. To the best of my counting abilities and estimation, he unloaded about 525 CDs on me. All of them are jazz, and there are a lot of albums that I did not know were even on CDs. Some of the non-remastered CDs are a little harsh...like listening to an old recording, but the majority are exceptional. That being said, I have a lot of jazz to listen to and don't think I will buy any more jazz for awhile. Now I can focus on classical, folk/blues, etc.

Fortunately, I flew South Western and was able to check in two free bags of luggage. My daughter had two huge suitcases that I filled with all of the CDs. Total weight was 47 pounds for one case, and 48 for the other. 95 pounds of music! How do you explain that to others? "Yea, I am selectively listening to my 95 pound jazz library addition!"

All of that being said, I shall not list my new additions. If I do run across an exceptional recording, then I will pass it along.
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Post by: STURMJ on March 05, 2014, 06:41:24 PM
When Dave Brubeck died there was lots of talk about the album "Time Out".  I thought I should probably get a copy. While doing some cleaning, I moved the couch and what was under it? "Time Out" I must have bought it and immediately lost it. 
Then, this summer I digitized all my CDs and realized that I did not have Miles Davis Kind of Blue.  I knew that this is considered the best jazz album ever, by many. I was sure I had it, and even recommended it to others looking to get a good jazz album.  I have a Hi-Rez copy now.
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Post by: Zimmer64 on March 11, 2014, 09:42:57 AM
Bought some cool new vinyl:

Ella Fitzgerald: Let No Man Write My Epitaph - 45RPM 200g (2LP)
Neil Young
Live At The Fillmore East - 180g
Greatest Hits

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Post by: johnsonad on March 15, 2014, 12:40:20 PM
Last week:
Lorde, Pure Heronine
Milt Jackson and the Monty Alexander Trio, Soul Fusion
The Milt Jackson Quartet, Soul Route
Ane Brun, Rarities
Chick Corea and Gary Burton in Concert, Zurich, October 28, 1979
Arctic Monkeys, AM
Bill Evans, The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
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Post by: JamieMcC on March 15, 2014, 02:41:48 PM
I have yet to try a HD hi rez  track any suggestions for a first purchase, what are your favourite HD tracks?
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Post by: Kris on March 15, 2014, 03:24:14 PM
I have yet to try a HD hi rez  track any suggestions for a first purchase, what are your favourite HD tracks?

I know this album was mentioned zillion times already, but so far my favorite of The Dave Brubeck's Time Out is 2013 HiRez release from HD Tracks. I got this album on CD and I heard it on LP as well, but always wanted something in between. I mean analog sound with a bit of 'sparkles' from digital version. The 2013 hi rez release has it all. I strongly recommend it.

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Post by: Paully on March 16, 2014, 03:56:47 PM
Just got Ryan Adams "Love Is Hell".  It is stunning.  Like it so much considering buying a back-up copy.
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Post by: johnsonad on March 18, 2014, 03:30:16 PM
New today:
Beck, Morning Phase
Jimmy Smith, Fourmost
Joe Locke/ Geoffrey Keezer Group, Signing
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Post by: JamieMcC on March 19, 2014, 12:50:26 AM
Ordered today on vinyl Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit
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Post by: Doc B. on March 19, 2014, 04:37:00 AM
Ordered today on vinyl Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit

Oh yeah, great song on there - "Want a BeePre, got a BeePre. Want a BeePre, got a BeePre."
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Post by: Kris on March 19, 2014, 05:15:40 AM
Oh yeah, great song on there - "Want a BeePre, got a BeePre. Want a BeePre, got a BeePre."

... woooohh... can't stop laughing...  :D :D
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Post by: JamieMcC on March 19, 2014, 06:40:41 AM
Ordered today on vinyl Gregory Porter, Liquid Spirit

Oh yeah, great song on there - "Want a BeePre, got a BeePre. Want a BeePre, got a BeePre."

Just got it excellent, I will never hear free the same way again now!

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Jamie,

Try Skip, Hop & Wobble or Glide.  They are both Jerry Douglas CDs.  Not available on vinyl, sadly.


Grainger thanks I will take a look at them.  I missed your post and have only just seen it, my show unread posts went a bit wonkey for a while but seems to be working fine now.
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Post by: Yoder on March 19, 2014, 08:49:39 AM
Just listened to Los Indios Tabajaras "Always in My Heart" and a few of their other CD's. AIMH is hybrid CD, but like all of their CD's the sound quality is exceptional. Some excellent nylon Flamenco/Jazz style guitar, and considering they recorded in 50's they are superb recordings (better than many put out today.) Definitely worth a listen.
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Post by: johnsonad on March 19, 2014, 01:52:54 PM
New today:
Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle
Of Monsters and Men, My Head is an Animal
Paramore, Paramore
Paramore, Brand New Eyes
Dr. Dre, The Chronic
The best of Bill Withers, Lean on Me
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Post by: JamieMcC on March 21, 2014, 10:53:22 AM
Want a BeePre, got a BeePre. Want a BeePre, got a BeePre.

lol thats going to make me chuckle every time I hear it now ;D

I swapped out the 25 old electrolytic crossover capacitors for films in my main speaker today only took 10 minuets to do both speakers! Definitely made a improvement.
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Post by: Yoder on March 22, 2014, 11:51:20 AM

Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle


A little off the topic, but tried a couple of micr-brews this week: "Raging Bitch" and "Doggie Style." I definitely like my stouts, but these were some great ale's and 8.7% alcohol. The little lady really enjoys being served a "Raging Bitch" to go along with her foot massage after work...no comment on where/when the "Doggie Style" comes in.
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Post by: johnsonad on March 23, 2014, 10:49:10 AM
New today:

Depeche Mode, Ultra
Frank Sinatra, Sings for Only the Lonely
The Jesus and the Mary Chain, Psychocandy
Metronomy, Love Letters
Lonnie Smith, Live at Club Mozambique
Frank Sinatra, No One Cares
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Post by: ffivaz on March 26, 2014, 11:01:09 PM
Just bought a whole bunch of Johnny Cash records :

All six vinyl reissues of the American period

And the beautiful "Out among the stars". I really love it, excellent sound and great songs.
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Post by: Grainger49 on March 26, 2014, 11:28:18 PM
Since you asked....

I have a 5" thick stack of LPs waiting to be cleaned.  I won't list them all but highlights are:

The Blues Project, Live at Town Hall
Gino Vanelli, Storm At Sunup
Bill Evans Toots Thielerman, Affinity
DiMeola, McLaughlin & DeLucia, Friday Night In San Francisco Live
Bill Evans, Sunday At The Village Vanguard
John Stewart, Trancas
Stephen Stills, Thoroughfaire Gap

I have to get to work cleaning these.  I did sample some without cleaning but I prefer a clean LP first.
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Post by: JamieMcC on March 26, 2014, 11:49:07 PM
Since you asked....

I have a 5" thick stack of LPs waiting to be cleaned.  I won't list them all but highlights are:

The Blues Project, Live at Town Hall
Gino Vanelli, Storm At Sunup
Bill Evans Toots Thielerman, Affinity
DiMeola, McLaughlin & DeLucia, Friday Night In San Francisco Live
Bill Evans, Sunday At The Village Vanguard
John Stewart, Trancas
Stephen Stills, Thoroughfaire Gap

I have to get to work cleaning these.  I did sample some without cleaning but I prefer a clean LP first.


Grainger what method do you use for cleaning your records? It's always interesting to pick up new tips/tricks from others with much more experience than myself.
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Post by: Grainger49 on March 26, 2014, 11:52:56 PM
I have a VIP 16.5, a pair of vacuum tubes (VIP pickup tubes), a pair of Disk Doctor brushes and use AIVS cleaning fluid with their Ultra Pure Water rinse. 

I have used everything from Dust Bugs, Diskwashers (the first generation and 2 more), Preeners, VIP's fluid and a number of others.  This is the best fluid I have ever used.
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Post by: JamieMcC on April 07, 2014, 02:17:18 AM
Just pre-ordered Cara Dillon's new album "A Thousand Hearts"  I can honestly say I have not been so excited about listening to new album for a long long time. Its been in the making for a couple of years now, what also makes it a little bit extra special is that its her first album to be released on Vinyl! It will be also be on their own label so I would bet heavily its also been very well produced.

It was really wonderful to find out it was going to available on vinyl, quiet exciting. I think I might shed a tear or two of joy. I even went and pre-ordered the cd as well!

Wooo hooo

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Post by: JamieMcC on April 28, 2014, 01:20:30 PM
So much for limiting myself to one purchase a month!

Third Coast Kings "West Grand Boulevard" pre order
Gregory Porter "Water"
Gregory Porter "Be Good"
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Post by: Grainger49 on April 28, 2014, 02:01:18 PM
A quick update. 

Simon & Garfunkle, Collection (Japanese pressing)
Steeleye Span, Parcel Of Rogues (UK pressing)
Traffic, Shoot Out The Lights
Sandy Denny, The North Star Grassman & The Raven (Deluxe 2 CD edition)
Santana, Caravanserai
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Post by: ffivaz on May 08, 2014, 10:55:19 PM
I just received the latest "Timber Timbre" named "Hot Dreams". Immersing atmosphere, great sound. I really like it.
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Post by: JamieMcC on May 09, 2014, 03:47:06 AM
A quick update. 

Simon & Garfunkle, Collection (Japanese pressing)
Steeleye Span, Parcel Of Rogues (UK pressing)
Traffic, Shoot Out The Lights
Sandy Denny, The North Star Grassman & The Raven (Deluxe 2 CD edition)
Santana, Caravanserai


Simon & Garfunkle "live from New York City" is insanely good out of my Crack now!
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Post by: M42 on May 09, 2014, 01:38:15 PM
Lana Del Ray - Born To Die
The Stooges -Funhouse
Sting - Dream of The Blue Turtles & Nothing Like The Sun
Sade - Promise
Keith Jarrett - The Koln Concert
St. Vincent
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Post by: Grainger49 on May 09, 2014, 02:11:05 PM
Another installment

3 UK LPs
John Renbourn, The Lady & The Unicorn
Steeleye Span, Below The Salt
Steeleye Span, Parcel Of Rogues (oops, already listed that one, but still not delivered)

And a CD of Quincy Jones This Is How I Feel About Jazz
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Post by: Paully on May 09, 2014, 02:58:15 PM
How does the Renbourn UK compare to the U.S. issue?
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Post by: Grainger49 on May 10, 2014, 01:36:42 AM
Haven't gotten it yet, just bought it. 
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Post by: johnsonad on May 10, 2014, 09:13:47 AM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet; The Columbia Studio Albums Collection 1955-1966

I've got a lot of these mixed between CD, LP and R2R.  Now they are consolidated into one collection :)
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Post by: johnsonad on May 16, 2014, 05:11:17 AM
Cut/Copy, Free your Mind
Cut/Copy, Zonoscope
Cut/Copy, In Ghost Colours
Cut/Copy, Bright Like Neon Love

Thanks to Pandora for turning me on to these guys. 
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Post by: Grainger49 on May 16, 2014, 06:36:46 AM
How does the Renbourn UK compare to the U.S. issue?

I received it a week ago and listened last weekend.  It is better.  It isn't a first pressing but without a doubt the imaging is more precise and fleshed out.  The highs are cleaner and clearer as well.
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Post by: wullymc on May 22, 2014, 10:56:27 PM
Just picked up on LP:

Robert Plant/Alison Krauss  - Raising Sand
King Crimson - Discipline

:)
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Post by: Paully on May 23, 2014, 09:17:44 AM
How do you like Raising Sand?  I love Alison Krauss and Union Station but their last album and her duet with Plant both left me cold.
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Post by: wullymc on May 24, 2014, 01:28:18 AM
Paully,  I really like Raising Sand.  There are a couple of tracks that I could leave but I like the album as  a whole.  It is nice and relaxing.  I find that their voices really pair well.  Very organic album.  Nothing overdone.

It is the first Alison Krauss that I have.  I will have to check out her and |Union Station.  Do you have a recommendation.


Thanks

I
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Post by: Paully on May 24, 2014, 02:18:15 AM
Do I have a recommendation he asks.  I always have a recommendation, may not be even be close to right, but believe me, I always have one.  ;)

I am generally not a fan of live albums, at all, but Alison Krauss and Union Station Live is absolutely essential and it sounds incredible.  Then New Favorite as well as Forget About it (apparently without Union Station).  Order of listening isn't truly important here though.  Those would be my recommendations!  If you are into vinyl, unless you are quite wealthy, it will not be an option here for those albums.  OOP and expensive.

And I think I will give Raising Sand another listen, it never hurts.
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Post by: JamieMcC on May 24, 2014, 03:35:02 AM
+1 here

Alison Krauss and Union Station Live & Diana Krall live in Paris are perhaps my favourite live recordings at the moment.

Hooverphonic live with orchestras is a little different and has been moving up my play list recently.

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Post by: JamieMcC on May 26, 2014, 06:11:01 AM
Its been a long time since I last owned this album, it was lent to a friend and never came back.

The Eagles – Hotel California (LP)
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Post by: johnsonad on May 26, 2014, 06:22:46 AM
I listened to Depeche Mode, Ultra a couple of time through yesterday. I had forgotten how good the recording is once you get past the first track.
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Post by: Paully on May 26, 2014, 06:54:33 AM
Just bought MOFI Carol King "Tapestry" and Los Lobos "Kiko".  Imagine they will be here next week.  Was thinking about picking up the new issue of Wings Over America, not sure I will though.
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Post by: mcandmar on May 28, 2014, 03:03:50 PM
Pre-orderd the new album from First Aid Kit called Stay Gold.  If you haven't heard of them they are two sisters from Sweden that do mainly folk influenced music but they have a beautiful vocal harmony thing going on between them.  I think this is their 3rd album, all are pure gold IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfglZXexLvE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfglZXexLvE)
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Post by: Grainger49 on May 29, 2014, 07:14:51 AM
Nice pair of altos!  I like the harmony.  It is reminiscent of Wailin' Jennys. 

I'm impressed that two Swedes write in English.  I bet they speak 4 languages, typical for Europeans.
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Post by: Natural Sound on June 08, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
I treated myself to the newly released Led Zeppelin I, II, III High Res downloads from HDTracks this weekend. Jimmy Page did a real good job re-mastering this set! I have a box set that I bought about 10 years ago. I was never pleased with any of the recordings. Consequently they never got played much. I'm so happy that I can listen to these HiRes versions in all their glory. It feels like I'm in the studio back in 1969. Oh yeah and they have a bunch of alternate mixes, "rough mixes", live concert tapes and some other goodies that are worth the upgrade by themselves. #Thumbs up
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Post by: JamieMcC on June 20, 2014, 09:42:22 AM
Picked up a few minty LP's recently to add to my small but growing pile just a couple of pound each  ;D

The Stranglers - Ratus Norvegicus
U2 Rattle&Hum
StevieNicks Bella Donna
Supertramp- Breakfast in America
Simon and Garfunkle- Live central park
Bruce Springsteen- Born in the USA [/size]
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Post by: mcandmar on June 20, 2014, 11:03:56 AM
I never knew people actually bought U2 albums. Famous for being the biggest band in the world that nobody likes :P
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Post by: JamieMcC on June 20, 2014, 11:57:40 AM
I never knew people actually bought U2 albums. Famous for being the biggest band in the world that nobody likes :P

Well that's actually sort of true as the last time I brought a U2 album it was The Joshua Tree in 1987.  But its rude to look a gift horse in the mouth so now I have Rattle and Hum as well.

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Post by: Grainger49 on June 21, 2014, 08:10:38 AM
I am cleaning out my folder of ebay emails.  I came across this and felt guilty.  I got Bill Evans, Selections from Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate, 45 RPM 3LP set for $11.17.  The auction didn't say 3 LPs or that it was 45 RPM.  So I thought it was the other version. 

Still feel guilty, and wrote the seller that I did.  I didn't offer more cash.
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Post by: Natural Sound on June 21, 2014, 06:36:25 PM
I am cleaning out my folder of ebay emails.  I came across this and felt guilty.  I got Bill Evans, Selections from Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate, 45 RPM 3LP set for $11.17.  The auction didn't say 3 LPs or that it was 45 RPM.  So I thought it was the other version. 

Still feel guilty, and wrote the seller that I did.  I didn't offer more cash.


Oh man, what a steal. That's a great live album. I don't have it on vinyl but I do have a nice 24/44 high res version that I really enjoy.
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Post by: Zimmer64 on June 22, 2014, 12:48:59 AM
Hi there,

Just bought and enjoy Miles Davis - Bootleg Series 3 - Live At The Fillmore - 6LP's.

Best

Michael
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Post by: Tubejack on June 22, 2014, 05:00:56 AM
The new Jack White Lazaretto vinyl has some interesting characteristics.  Has anyone here played a copy?  (I have one on b/o from Amazon, receipt TBD)

http://thirdmanstore.com/jack-white-lazaretto-12-vinyl (http://thirdmanstore.com/jack-white-lazaretto-12-vinyl)
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Post by: caffeinator on June 22, 2014, 06:09:46 AM
I've been mostly listening to my Record Store Day selections, lurking in the vinyl section at Urban Outfitters to snag the occasional buy, and enjoying the monthly selections from Feedbands.  Listening to "Honcho Dreams" by Be Calm Honcho.

My special thrill has been watching my daughter discover music in my vinyl collection via the vinyl rig I set up in her room...lately, she spins more vinyl every day than I do in a week :)  I think that's mostly due to her vampire-like daily schedule, but I'm okay with that :)
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Post by: Paully on June 22, 2014, 07:41:15 AM
I enjoy getting my Feedbands records too!  Those are fun!

I went on a Led Zeppelin buying spree, but mostly older analog issues and I was enjoying playing those recently.  The press on the digital reissues was wonderful, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy a bunch of those.  I bought II and May get IV but I doubt it.

Looking forward to the new all analog Beatles mono reissues.  I won't buy the box but I will be buying a number of their later albums.  Now that will be cool.
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Post by: johnsonad on June 30, 2014, 12:17:11 PM
I have some Japanese Zepplin pressing that sound great! How are the new pressings and mastering?
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Post by: dubiousmike on July 10, 2014, 01:53:22 PM
Recently picked up a couple of EP's by the band "Daughter" after stumbling on to Daniela Andrade's cover of their song Youth on youtube.  I really like the cover too (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmir2xweAfg ), but Daughter's "His Young Heart EP" is a wonderful short album and available in flac on bandcamp for a few bucks.  The Wild Youth EP is also really good but I had to resort to ebay to find a CD copy.

For those of you who like great female vocals, with mostly acoustic accompaniment, and beautiful melodies, they're definitely worth a listen.

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Post by: mcandmar on July 10, 2014, 02:45:45 PM
I've recently discovered the wonder that is Spotify (i know i've been living under a rock).    The "discover" function is amazing, i've literally spent hours looking through it and "discovering" new artists i've not heard of before.  At the moment i am listening to Norah Jones's album Come away with me and The Fall, not bad, not bad at all.
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Post by: SailorMac on July 24, 2014, 05:34:23 PM
Half Price Books Coupon Vinyl Scores
Joy Division - Closer - 40% Off
Descendents - Liveage - 50% Off
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Post by: dubiousmike on July 24, 2014, 08:10:56 PM
My latest buy is actually a full resolution freebie (or at least presently a "name your price" on bandcamp, where 0 is permitted) - Ayla Nereo's http://aylanereo.bandcamp.com/album/hers-was-as-thunder 

Her other albums (also on spotify), ranging from pure acoustic folk to sort of eclectic pop, and one album with decidedly eastern European influenced folk melodies, are all free too. 
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Post by: rockpassion on July 25, 2014, 05:35:31 PM
Just bought a copy of Yaz's Upstairs at Erics.   I enjoyed some new wave and them in particular.  The LP has great souindstage plus some real thumping bass.  Great stuff.

Richard
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on July 26, 2014, 02:32:55 AM
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Post by: JamieMcC on July 27, 2014, 12:05:50 AM
Paolo Nutini  Caustic Love

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Iron sky is slow building corker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKbtFljucQ


I'm also liking these guys from over your side of the pond they have a neat instrumentally rich sound.

War on Drugs 'Lost In The Dream'

(https://forum.bottlehead.com/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn4.pitchfork.com%2Falbums%2F20300%2Fhomepage_large.9419e472.jpg&hash=10dce2d25308e5e1b9cdb0cb68a78459)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbzV2Y06G-E
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Post by: SailorMac on July 27, 2014, 09:21:14 AM
Neck Deep (Brit Pop Punk) - Wishful Thinking - on yellow and purple vinyl for my daughter (sort of).
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Post by: SailorMac on August 04, 2014, 04:05:48 AM
Vinyl:
The Call (First Album Cutout)
Erasure - Who Needs Love (Like That)
Frankie GTH - Relax (Giant 45)
Thomson Twins - In the Name of Love (12" Dance Extension)
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Post by: SailorMac on August 06, 2014, 10:29:32 AM
Vinyl:
XTC - Black Sea
The Style Council - Internationlists
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Post by: rockpassion on August 08, 2014, 11:59:54 AM
Just purchased Amy Winehouse Lioness Hidden Treasure.  I have always liked her voice.  The quality of the some of the tracks is not the greatest.  On about half the tracks I get real good resolution and sound stage and her voice is truly amazing.  On others the sound stage is really compressed and the music and her voice sound like she is behind a curtain, not real clear and crisp. 

But all-in-all I like the album.  I plan on getting a couple more of her albums, any suggestions?

Richard
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Post by: SailorMac on August 10, 2014, 09:49:59 AM
Some Punk vinyl from my favorite source, an antique mall..
7 Seconds - Cut the Shizzy
Brutal Juice - Mutilation Makes Identification Diffcicult (on clear vinyl)
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Post by: SailorMac on August 16, 2014, 11:35:23 AM
Salvation Army finds on vinyl..
Tears for Fears - Shout 12" US & UK Remix
George Michael - Faith
Pet Shop Boys - I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing 12"
The B-52's Revolution Earth 12" (promo only)

On laserdisc
U2 - Achtung Baby
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Post by: wullymc on August 18, 2014, 05:15:35 PM
This past week got 2 UK albums.  UK and Danger Money. 

Was very happy to get them!
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Post by: Paully on August 23, 2014, 08:32:27 AM
My memory is shot so I can't remember if I posted this before, but I went ahead and ordered a bunch of the Beatles mono records that are coming out.  Not the whole box set, I cherry picked.  I might regret it but I wasn't real worried about the book and I was certain I didn't care about the Masters records.  So even if I order all the rest eventually I felt I was still good (plus it was actually my wife who bought a bunch of them for me for my birthday, she wasn't going to spring for the whole box!  So if I order additional records that is all I am out of pocket for in audio money terms which is separate.).

Looking forward to hearing them!
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Post by: Grainger49 on August 24, 2014, 01:26:51 AM
Recently got a replacement (first one broken in transit) Joni Mitchel Night Ride Home.  This week got a Modern Jazz Quartet At Music Inn Vol. 2, it was badly scratched and skipped, I have already bought another one.
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Post by: JamieMcC on September 05, 2014, 10:05:42 AM
Looking forward to receiving a few new new albums in the post shortly

Jerry Douglas "Traveler"

Aoife O'donovan  "Fossils"

Alison Krauss Union Station "Paper Airplane"
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Post by: dubiousmike on September 05, 2014, 12:06:33 PM
Paper Airplane has some great tracks on it!  Glad you're enjoying that one too Jamie.

Switching genres, a coworker recently told me that any budding jazz collection requires a copy of Louis Armstrong plays WC Handy.  Man - what an album.  Great recording and a phenomenal performance.
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Post by: SailorMac on October 06, 2014, 04:11:24 PM
Elton John Greatest Hits Volume II on vinyl for 50 cents..
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Post by: rockpassion on October 08, 2014, 04:48:10 PM
Dropped off my turntable at Brooks Berdan LTD to have my refurbished cartridge mounted.  While I was there I went searching through the record bins and found two Annie Lennox/Eurythmics albums.  I always enjoyed her singing and did not have a single album by them so I picked them up.  Fortunately, my wife also really enjoys them otherwise I would have some explaining to do. 

I pick up my turntable tomorrow and can't wait to try them out. 

Richard
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Post by: Grainger49 on October 10, 2014, 03:01:35 AM
I have recently received 3 David Auldridge (Dobro) LPs.  He is awfully good. 
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Post by: Paully on October 12, 2014, 11:11:29 AM
Just finished listening to Ryan Adams' new one and it is really good, if you like his other music.

And Beatles Mono Masters didn't disappoint.
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Post by: Karl5150 on October 21, 2014, 07:30:27 AM
Clapton's J.J. Cale tribute album is well done.
Picked up Soul to Soul by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble. (Paid 3x for it used as when I bought it new when originally released.) Either the seller didn't like it or had a nice TT, cause it is like new! Tasty!
A best-of Robert Gordon LP, similar condition and cost. Link Wray plays on about half the tracks. Includes a couple of live tracks.
Waiting for Venus and Mars re-release to arrive and ready to pull the trigger on Bruce's 1st 7 albums re-mastered set.
Karl
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Post by: denti alligator on October 21, 2014, 12:20:31 PM
First purchase in quite a while: the new Scott Walker + Sunn O))) collaboration!   :)
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Post by: YUL400 on October 28, 2014, 04:43:08 PM
Harry Manx "Om Suite Ohm"
Pirates of The Caribbean - Soundtrack
Loreena McKennitt A Midwinter Night’s Dream on VINYL
:-)
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Post by: mcandmar on October 28, 2014, 05:05:19 PM
Ruth Moody - These Wilder Things
Puss N Boots - No Fools, No Fun
Norah Jones & Peter Malick - New York City
Mark Knopfler - Privateering
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Post by: JamieMcC on November 07, 2014, 03:23:02 AM
Hi Mark how are you liking Ruth Moody's Wilder Things? That one's been tempting for a while now?
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Post by: mcandmar on November 07, 2014, 04:31:51 AM
I really like it, i prefer it over "The Garden" though the two are very similar. I also love all the Wailin' Jennys albums too so if your a Ruth Moody fan its a must have.

Been listening to Privateering a lot too, i've always been a Mark Knopfler fan but never heard that album before, it was only while googling Ruth Moodys discography i discovered she guest sang some of the backing vocals on that album. Cue some instant "Buy it Now" action on eBay..

Puss N Boots was a threesome band that Norah Jones was in, some of her stuff is really great too and worth checking out. All of the above can be found on Spotify, i tend to listen to stuff on there, then if i like it buy the CD and Rip it to FLAC.
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Post by: Grainger49 on November 07, 2014, 04:59:21 AM
I'll say that the two Wailin' Jennys albums to have are 40 Days and the Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House  albums.  Sadly nothing on vinyl. 

I called their "record" company.  I talked to a guy who appreciates vinyl but he said that it would have to be an outside company to master and press vinyl.
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Post by: mcandmar on November 07, 2014, 05:06:36 AM
^ No love for "Bright morning stars" ?
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Post by: Horatio on November 07, 2014, 06:58:05 AM
Some great music recommendations in this thread so I thought I would make it easy for everyone and compile then into a public Spotify playlist to make it easy to browse and listen to.

I have tried to get all the albums mentioned into the list. Where the album is not in Spotify I have picked something else from that same artist as a taster of their work.

Search for the playlist "BH_Recommendations" and enjoy the music!!!

Bill
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Post by: Grainger49 on November 07, 2014, 07:47:00 AM
Mike,

I have Bright Morning Stars and Firecracker as well.  But their other two are my favorites.
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Post by: JamieMcC on November 09, 2014, 12:58:50 AM
Couldn't resist the new album by Kate Rusby "Ghost" fondly referred to hereabouts as the Barnsley Nightingale!

Live recordings are a firm favourite and the last few posts had wetted my appetite so   

The Wailin Jennys – "Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House"

On recent purchases

Really enjoying Alison krauss "Paper Airplane" and War on Drugs "Lost in the dream" both are storming up my play list and sounding superb using the BH Sex amp.
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Post by: grausch on November 12, 2014, 02:03:59 AM
Bought Miles Davis's Kind of Blue off iTunes yesterday. Completely different than what I usually listen to, but I have listened to the album 4 or 5 times already. Works really well with headphones and the Steremour / Orcas.

Find it odd that the upright bass is that recessed, but I guess this could be due to recording techniques utilised at the time.
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Post by: Paully on November 12, 2014, 02:12:33 AM
Bought some Smiths records, Louder Than Bombs and a U.K. issue of Hatful of Hollow.  Also just bought The Pixies - Surfer Rosa from Mobile Fidelity.  Wee ha!
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Post by: Grainger49 on November 12, 2014, 02:21:56 AM
Bought Miles Davis's Kind of Blue off iTunes yesterday.  .  . 

Find it odd that the upright bass is that recessed  .  .  .  . 

Try the CD or LP version.  I think the bass will return.
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Post by: Kris on November 12, 2014, 02:27:27 AM
Bought Miles Davis's Kind of Blue off iTunes yesterday. Completely different than what I usually listen to, but I have listened to the album 4 or 5 times already. Works really well with headphones and the Steremour / Orcas.

Find it odd that the upright bass is that recessed, but I guess this could be due to recording techniques utilised at the time.

Try HDTracks... The best sounding Kind of Blue I've ever heard so far.
No affiliation with HDTracks here :)

Kris
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Post by: grausch on November 12, 2014, 02:30:57 AM
Grainger / Kris

Don't have a turntable, so I might try a CD version. Edit: or the HDTracks version

Does it actually make that much of a difference? With the rock I usually listen the drums and bass seem to be more pronounced, whereas here it is definitely more laid back with more emphasis on the mid-range instruments. Cymbals are definitely a little recessed as well. I thought it was merely how the album was recorded/mixed. Is this what people mean with the difference between compressed and uncompressed music?

Cheers,

Gunter
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Post by: Kris on November 12, 2014, 02:55:43 AM
Does it actually make that much of a difference?

It does to my ears ;) As far as the album... I kind of liked both CD and LP versions, but to me each of these are missing something. CD lacks of bass, air and smoothness comparing to LP and LP lacks of that clarity in high notes regions that CD brings, so I always wanted something that could bring the best of both of these into one recording and I found it in HDTracks version of Kind of Blue.

Hope this helps,
Kris

P.S. You can always listen to the samples of specific record on HDTracks web site, their quality is pretty close to what you get when you purchase and download the album.
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Post by: grausch on November 12, 2014, 03:04:39 AM
After posting, I listened to the sample of the first track on HDTracks. Bass was definitely much more present. While trying to volume match the iPhone to the laptop, I realised the bass became better. I am merely listening too softly. Once the volume increases the upright bass fills out much more.

Initial thoughts make me think that the HDTracks version sounds much more real. For instance, it is almost as if I can hear the wood vibrate on the upright bass. However, I will need to have to listen to both with them being volume-matched.

Hope my initial impressions get proven wrong though...paying 9.99€ for an album is a lot better than $24.99...
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Post by: Paully on November 12, 2014, 04:58:05 PM
Discovered a new band, Bear's Den.  Bought one 12" single from them, might buy some albums too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGXBR1wR-mo

Accoustic:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGXBR1wR-mo
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Post by: rockpassion on November 21, 2014, 03:53:16 PM
I listened to Madeleine Peyroux on Pandora a couple of days ago and really enjoyed her voice.  Other than Billie Holiday I cannot think of any other female voice that sounds similar. 

I started looking and found her highly touted Careless Love on Ebay.  It is the Mobile Fidelity LP and it was sealed and only $21 so I bought it.  It should be here Monday and I can't wait. 

Richard
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Post by: JamieMcC on November 22, 2014, 12:07:32 AM
I listened to Madeleine Peyroux on Pandora a couple of days ago and really enjoyed her voice.  Other than Billie Holiday I cannot think of any other female voice that sounds similar. 

I started looking and found her highly touted Careless Love on Ebay.  It is the Mobile Fidelity LP and it was sealed and only $21 so I bought it.  It should be here Monday and I can't wait. 

Richard

Good to see Madeleine Peyroux get some love, Half the perfect world and Dreamland have been on the play list for ages now. I don't have Careless Love so please do post your impressions. Her voice and that laid back vocal Jazz style fit just perfectly.
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Post by: Mordicai on November 22, 2014, 04:31:53 AM
Downloaded Careless Love from HD Tracks this morning. Hadn't heard her before. Thanks for the heads up. Sweet voice.
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Post by: wullymc on November 22, 2014, 02:09:12 PM

I just bought Rush - Signals LP.   Classic!
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Post by: Kris on November 22, 2014, 03:34:56 PM
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Willie Jones III - The Next Phase
Vangelis - Blade Runner (SACD)
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Post by: Grainger49 on November 23, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
First time in my collection Led Zepplin 1.
Title: Madeleine Peyroux review
Post by: rockpassion on November 28, 2014, 09:22:17 AM
I received my Madeleine Peyroux album on Tuesday.  I thought the album was good, not great but good.  Some of the selections were a little veiled and did not seem to have the umph that the other tracks had.  Although a few of the tracks were really nice, great soundstaging and nice bass.

For me this is late night listening music.  It is quiet, subtle, and very easy going.  Her voice is just so smooth and velvety.  One thing that may be influencing my impression is, I listened to it at really low levels, 65 - 70 db,  it was late at night and my wife was asleep.  So,  maybe with a little volume it will sound a bit better. 

I would recommend this to anyone that likes Billie Holiday and easy going Jazz/Blues.

Richard
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Post by: aragorn723 on November 29, 2014, 05:01:40 PM
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Willie Jones III - The Next Phase
Vangelis - Blade Runner (SACD)

How are you liking The Endless River?  I like Pink Floyd a lot, old and new.. kinda hoping this one is an enjoyable listen too.

Dave
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Post by: JamieMcC on November 29, 2014, 11:15:16 PM
War On Drugs "Lost In The Dream"

I like the CD so much I decided to get in on Vinyl as well, something I don't do very often.

Its got immersive style that hooks you and is equally enjoyable playing quietly in the background for chilling out or cranking up the volume and letting it rock.

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Post by: Grainger49 on November 30, 2014, 03:06:33 AM
Nickel Creek, Nickel Creek, on vinyl.  I think this was from a digital master.  The soundstage doesn't seem as good as the CD.  I'll give it a clean and decide if I buy any more vinyl of them.
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Post by: Kris on November 30, 2014, 05:48:55 AM
How are you liking The Endless River?  I like Pink Floyd a lot, old and new.. kinda hoping this one is an enjoyable listen too.

Dave

I am really enjoying The Endless River, though this album is not for everyone. It's 95% instrumental so it may be hard to accept even for big PF fans.
Great '"farewell" album in my opinion (PF claims that this is their last).

Sounds superb in 24/96.

Cheers,
Kris
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Post by: Kris on December 04, 2014, 07:56:36 AM
If anyone's interesting, I just received email from HDTracks with link to this album: http://www.hdtracks.com/beautiful-life and scored one for myself already.
Beautiful music in hi-rez files for cheap, a breathtaking story and per description in the email: "All proceeds HDtracks receives from Beautiful Life will be donated to The Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers, founded by Greene's wife Nelba", so we all can contribute to something good in this special time of the year.

Kris
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Post by: JamieMcC on December 07, 2014, 12:26:17 AM
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss "Raising Sand" found on Amazon for 99p.  It would have been rude not to ;D
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Post by: Grainger49 on December 07, 2014, 01:24:44 AM
There was too much Robert Plant and not enough Alison Krauss for me on that one.  I guess I am not that into Plant.

However, I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by: Maynard on December 07, 2014, 01:34:51 AM
Got this late 60s deutsche grammophone pressing of their "avant garde" boxset #1 the other day, man those guys new how to record an ensemble! Lovely pressings to boot. Sounds stunning through the crack.
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Post by: JamieMcC on December 07, 2014, 03:54:04 AM
There was too much Robert Plant and not enough Alison Krauss for me on that one.  I guess I am not that into Plant.

However, I hope you enjoy it.


That is exactly what has been putting me off its purchase for the last few years!
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Post by: mcandmar on December 07, 2014, 04:06:21 AM
I tend to skip that album when in comes up in my playlist...
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Post by: Grainger49 on December 07, 2014, 05:33:07 AM
So, I'm not alone.  However I found the CD a nice home with someone who liked it.  No need for it to collect dust on the shelf.
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Post by: JamieMcC on December 07, 2014, 09:36:37 AM
I am liking this brother and sister duo the full album is on youtube if anyone would like a taster.  Going to try and curb  buying anything more now till the new year  :(

Angus and Julia Stone "Angus and Julia Stone"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf3dpALI7vE
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Post by: wullymc on December 07, 2014, 02:55:26 PM
Hey Guys,

Bought  You+Me - RoseAve the duo of Pink and Dallas Green.    Really good album.  Boy the voices on those 2!

I have the Plant/Krauss album.  I like it!

I am wondering about the album by Billie Joe and Nora Jones.  Anyone have it and recommend it?

Dave
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Post by: fullheadofnothing on January 01, 2015, 07:10:45 AM
Here is most of what I bought or was gifted in 2014. Sometimes I forget to put thrift store/garage sale finds in my database, so there's probably some stuff missing from the list.

Braxton, Anthony — This Time... (LP - Affinity)
Timothy and Ms. Pickens with Natural Act — Yeah! (LP - Half Moon Bay)
Baker, Jim and Tammy Faye — Oops! There Comes a Smile (LP - Singcord)
Wilson, Gary — Mary Had Brown Hair (LP - Stones Throw)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton / Mike Shiflet — 070325 b/w 080409 (LP - Amethyst Sunset)
Preggy Peggy and The Lazy Babymakers — A Short Visit to the City That Bleeds (LP - Being Weird Isn't Enough)
Sala, Oscar — Electronic Virtuosity (CDr - Creel Pone)
Simply Saucer — Reckless Agitation (7” - Galactic Archive / Logan Hardware)
New Surfsiders, The — Kokomo b/w Good Vibrations (7” - Norton)
New Surfsiders, The — SMiLE Medley b/w Never Learn Not to Love (7” - Norton)
Mitchell, Roscoe, Tony Marsh, John Edwards — Improvisations (2LP - Otoroku)
Various Artists — Night Recordings from Bali (CD - Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists — Radio Myanmar (CD - Sublime Frequencies)
Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza — Musica Su Schemi (LP - Superior Viaduct)
Zangoria — Insight Modulation (LP - Wah Wah)
Fritz Dietl — Webcor (CDr - Chocolate Monk)
Orcutt, Bill — A History of Everyone (LP - Editions Mego)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton — Live Occulusions (2) (CS - Protracted View)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton — Live Occulusions (1) (CS - Protracted View)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton and Floris Vanhoof — Jardin Electronique b/w De Karekiet van Karakas (LP - )
Alvarius B — What One Man Can Do With An Acoustic Guitar, Surely Another Can Do With His Hands Around The Neck of God (LP - Abduction)
Various Artists — The Crying Princess: 78 RPM Records from Burma (LP - Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists — Radio Niger (CD - Sublime Frequencies)
Eno, Brian — Another Green World (CD - Virgin)
Oliveros, Pauline — Reverberations (12CD - Important)
Navarro, Iván — Decomposition I (LP - Hueso Records)
Surfsiders, The — The Surfsiders Sing The Beach Boys Songbook (LP - Design)
Various Artists — Family Dollar Halloween (CDr - BWIE)
Bianchi, Maurizio — S.F.A.G. 81 (LP - Recursion)
Sun Ra and his Astro Infinity Arkestra — Other Strange Worlds (LP - Roaratorio)
Bryant, Patrick — Slouching Towards Somerville (CDr - Teen Beat)
Various Artists — Blorp Esette (4CD - Transparency)
Bishop, Sir Richard — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume Eight (LP - Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Schnitzler, Conrad — Rot (LP - Bureau B)
Cellutron — The Invisible Reflecting on the First Watch, We Uncover Treasure Buried for the Blind (CDr - Creel Pone)
Boisselet, Paul — Le Robot (CDr - Creel Pone)
Cameron, Tom — Music to Wash Dishes By (CDr - Creel Pone)
Henry, Pierre — Prisimes (CDr - Creel Pone)
Kaufmann, Dieter — Herbstpathetique / Bildnis  (CDr - Creel Pone)
Becker, Rashad  — Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. I (LP - Pan)
Spela Själv — Reportage: Spela Själv (LP - No Label)
Sun Ra — Church Organ 1948 (1 SidedLP - No Label)
Gate — Sunshine b/w Ives (7” - Twisted Village)
Coley, Byron — Dating Tips for Touring Musicians (LP - Hot Cars Warp Records)
Can't — Vs. The World (CD - IRFP)
Can't — Final Performance (CDr - RRR)
Coleman, James — Zuihitsu (CD - Sedimental)
Fowler, Jarrod — Translation as Rhythm (CD - Errant Bodies)
Hrvatski — Irrevocably Overdriven Break Freakout Megamix (CD - Entschuldigen)
Rawlings, Vic and Howard Stelzer — By My Side; I am Your's (CDr - Songs from Under the Floorboards)
Nmperign — Ommatidia (CD - Intransitive)
Yeh, C. Spencer — 1975 (CD - Intransitive)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton — Live Occulusions 3 / 4 (2CDr - Protracted View)
Orcutt, Bill — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume Ten (LP - Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Dead Machines — Dead End on Olson Street (1 Sided 12” - Ypsilanti)
Dorji, Tashi — Tashi Dorji (LP - Hermit Hut)
Smith, Chris — Bad Orchestra (LP - Hermit Hut)
Beach Boys, The — Sunflower (LP - Brother/Reprise)
Guided by Voices — Glass Clown Spots a UFO (LP - Guided by Voices)
Nesmith, Michael — From A Radio Engine to The Photon Wing (LP - Pacific Arts)
Stockhausen, Karlheinz — Mikrophonie I, Mikrophonie II (LP - CBS Masterworks)
Braxton, Anthony — Creative Orchestra Music 1976 (LP - Arista)
McDowell, Fred — The Alan Lomax Recordings (LP - Mississippi / Domino)
Lyres — Lyres Lyres (CS - Ace of Hearts)
Captain Zoom — Happy Birthday, Mark (6” flexi - American Pro)
Various Artists — Kansas City Jazz (LP - Decca)
Derbyshire, Delia & Anthony Newley — Moogie Bloogies (7” - Trunk)
Son, Reuben — Days Gone By (7” - Wagtail)
Son, Reuben — Asleep at the Drawing Board (7” - Private Chronology)
Cambell, Glen — True Grit b/w Hava Nagila (7” - Capitol)
Beach Boys, The — Don't Worry Baby b/w I Get Around (7” - Capitol)
Son of PM — Laodaungdual (CS - No Label)
Sun City Girls — The Palm Leaves of Victory (CS - No Label )
Lambkin, Graham and Jason Lescallet — The Breadwinner (CD - Erstwhile)
Various Artists — YDLMIER 050 (3CS - YDLMIER)
Lockwood, Annea — Early Works 1967-82 (CD - EM)
Meridian Brothers — Salvadora Robot (2LP - Soundway)
Pythagoron — Pythagoron (LP - Pythagoron)
Shadow Ring, The — Lighthouse (2LP - Swill Radio)
Space Lady, The — The Space Lady's Greatest Hits (LP - Night School)
Exusamwa — Excusez-Moi! (LP - 100% Breakfast)
Vampires, The — Vampires Underground (CD - Pharaway Sounds)
Gould, Glenn — Schoenberg Piano Works (2CD - Sony Classical)
New Session People, The — Famous Songs From Days-Gone-By (CD - Amarillo)
Seidel, Dave — ~60 Hz (CD - Irritable Hedgehog)
Gruppo D'Improvvisazione — Nuova Consonanza (CD - Bellacasa)
Smith, Barton — Reelizations One & Two (2CD - EM)
AMM — The Crypt – 12th June 1968 (2CD - Matchless)
Scharpling & Wurster — The Best of The Best Show (16CD - Numero Group) (pre-order)
Various Artists — Titan: It's All Pop (4LP - Numero Group)
Pisces — A Lovely Sight (LP - Numero Group)
Circuit Rider — Circuit Rider (LP - Numero Group)
Red Queen Hypothesis, The — Kodachrome Parade/Mother Change Brain (2CD - Third Uncle)
Year of Birds — Slack Handfulls of Nothing (LP - Third Uncle)
Honey Radar — Chain Smoking on Easter (LP - Third Uncle)
Honey Radar — 3x7 (3x7” lathes - Third Uncle)
Honey Radar — Chain Smoking on Easter (November Mix) (5” lathe - Third Uncle)
Honey Radar — Mary Plum Musket (7” lathe - Third Uncle)
Microwave Background/Vollmar — split (7” - Third Uncle)
Bruhin, Anton — Vom Goldabfischer (CD - Alga Margen)
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Post by: denti alligator on January 01, 2015, 07:40:21 AM
Nice!

Orcutt is amazing!

My favorite record of new music in 2014 was Richard Dawson's Nothing Important. By far. Totally amazing, but obviously not to everyone's tastes.
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Post by: Grainger49 on January 09, 2015, 01:37:10 AM
Just received, The Beach Boys, Surfin' Surfari and Surfin' USA.  They will be cleaned first before spinning.
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Post by: Paully on January 09, 2015, 02:53:10 PM
Was thinking about getting the Pet Sounds reissue that is coming out.  Went on a Rolling Stones spree buying several of their classic albums.  Decided against getting any recent reissues there.
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Post by: Grainger49 on January 09, 2015, 02:59:19 PM
I bought a CD of Pet Sounds several years back.  It just didn't appeal to me. 

Stuff happens!
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Post by: fullheadofnothing on January 09, 2015, 03:53:29 PM
Not liking Pet Sounds=not liking music.

It's as close to divine perfection as can be grasped in this mortal world. The songwriting, melodies, harmonies, production...

The stereo remix isn't great, but holy crap that album is a pinnacle of western culture.
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Post by: mcandmar on January 09, 2015, 03:53:43 PM
I had to google that one, thought you had finally lost it. Googles image search seems to suggest its a Beach Boys album  :)  https://www.google.ie/search?q=Pet+Sounds&safe=off&biw=1920&bih=1065&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=n5KwVNjxIuTP7Qb8m4GwBw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1 (https://www.google.ie/search?q=Pet+Sounds&safe=off&biw=1920&bih=1065&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=n5KwVNjxIuTP7Qb8m4GwBw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1)
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Post by: Grainger49 on January 09, 2015, 04:33:09 PM
I felt bad that Pet Sounds didn't appeal to me.  It seems to be so universally loved.  But it didn't float my boat.

Looked up the album order on wikipedia.  Pet Sounds is 66 followed by Smiley Smile.  I think that is about where I stopped buying the albums.  Then I liked Sunflower 4 more years down the road. 

Go figure!
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Post by: Doc B. on January 10, 2015, 06:25:19 AM
http://youtu.be/BW92t264eBM (http://youtu.be/BW92t264eBM)
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Post by: denti alligator on January 10, 2015, 06:30:08 AM
Ha! Good one, Doc!
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Post by: wullymc on January 20, 2015, 10:43:01 PM
I went to a store called 'Man's Cave" where they sell a lot of bar stools, etc and was surprised to find about 7 copies of ELP Brain Salad Surgery 180g reissue for $10.  The only album they had. 

Naturally, i bought it.  Sounds great!...going shopping on Friday.  Will see what i find at my normal used record store.

:)
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Post by: rockpassion on January 29, 2015, 12:59:12 PM
Just bought and listened to Santana's first album, Santana from MoFi.  I have the original which is not in the best shape but the sonics in the MoFi album are much better.  The original, on my system, sonically, is rather thin, more towards the highs not much bass.  The MoFi has very good to excellent bass, I think the sound stage is also more realistic, especially the track Soul Sacrifice.  This track is truly amazing and it was always my favorite on this album, great sonics and unbelievable soundstage. 

Also, found a Trini Lopez titled "On the Move" a mono album at my local Goodwill, paid $2.00 for it.  I have a number of his albums and have always enjoyed his rendition of songs from the 60's.  This one was not exception.  It is a live album so there is some sound quality issues on a couple of songs but a few of his songs were really good. 

Richard
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Post by: Thebb on January 30, 2015, 07:20:42 AM
GoGo Penguin - V2.0

jazz trio: double bass, piano, percusison
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Post by: Grainger49 on January 30, 2015, 11:22:29 AM
Just arrived, James Brown Plays James Brown, Yesterday and Today.  This is the album with Poppa Has A Brand New Bag on it.  However I bought it for Song For My Father.

Richard, give the MOFI Abraxas a try.  Just played again this week.
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Post by: JamieMcC on February 09, 2015, 10:50:45 AM
Ruth Moody "These Wilder Things"

Been listening to Ruth Moody for a while on Spotify and finally got around to ordering a CD and have been enjoying the better cd quality for the last few days. Particularly like the track Pockets with Mark Knopfler's guitar a compliment.   Nice album its going to fly up the play list.
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Post by: Thoburn on February 09, 2015, 11:55:59 AM
As I audition new/old bands and discover some seriously cool music (to me anyway) and/or even the new 45 rpm vinyl reissues  of classic albums, ie. hoffman etc. I would like to hear reviews and the like to keep me abreast of a broader music scene than I would not normally know about...so, any cool new discoveries??   great new albums of old favorite bands?? Great concerts you have just seen?? Reviews on said vinyl reissues or HD tracks reissues that are MUCH better than the originals etc... I would love to hear about it....  Thank you :)

I still prefer vinyl. Especially the 45 stuff. Tracy (significant other) and I like the following (mixed bag of 33 and 45) and not necessarily in this order:
Jennifer Warnes  The Well. (3 album set @ 45)
Eva Cassidy Songbird (33)
The best of Eva Cassidy (33)
Jacinth Jacintha is her name (33)
Best of Jacintha (33)
Nora Jones Come away with me (4 album box set. 33, but only the outside half)
Diana Krall The look of love (2 album 45)
Live from Paris
Ray Charles  Ray sings, Basie swings (45). Genius loves company (45)
Sam McClain Give it up to Love (33)
Hugh Masekela Hope (2 - 45)
Pink Martini Sympathique (33)
Melody Gardow My one and only Thrill (?) Worisome Heart (?)




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Post by: mcandmar on February 09, 2015, 11:56:56 AM
One of my favorites too :)
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Post by: Adrian on March 05, 2015, 05:57:23 PM
Recent vinyl purchases:
Cafe Blue - Patricia Barber
WallFlower - Diana Krall
Glad Rag Doll - Diana Krall
Heart Like A Wheel - Linda Rhonstat
Naturally - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Give Them What They Want - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
The Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
At Last - Etta James
The Natchel Blues - Taj Mahal
Loaded - The Velvet Underground
CD:
Appalachian Waltz - Edgar Meyer/Yo-Yo Ma/Mark O'Connor
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Post by: Grainger49 on March 06, 2015, 12:07:32 AM
Just an aside.  I discovered Edgar Meyer about 1989 in Strength In Numbers (one awesome album).  It turns out he is a Junior and his father is a well known Classical musician in his own right in Oak Ridge, just outside Knoxville where I live.

Both are pretty amazing.
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Post by: Zimmer64 on March 06, 2015, 01:40:23 AM
Bought the Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961 - (4LP) by Bill Evans. Just awesome music!

Michael
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Post by: Adrian on March 06, 2015, 03:38:59 AM
Just an aside.  I discovered Edgar Meyer about 1989 in Strength In Numbers (one awesome album).  It turns out he is a Junior and his father is a well known Classical musician in his own right in Oak Ridge, just outside Knoxville where I live.

Both are pretty amazing.

Edgar Meyer, Ron Carter, Christian McBride, Charles Mingus....
Bass players/composers are some of my favorite musicians.
BTW Cafe Blue (like a lot of Patricia Barber's work) is minimalist by nature - predominate with bass and precussion.
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Post by: Grainger49 on March 18, 2015, 09:49:06 AM
Received on Saturday: MOFI, Dire Straits, Brothers In arms.

I'm going to clean it first and give it spin after spin!
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Post by: grausch on April 08, 2015, 09:56:25 PM
Currently listening to Cream's boxed set - Those Were the Days. The initial couple of songs left me disappointed, but it became a lot better for me and I no longer know why I was disappointed to begin with. Really excellent band.
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Post by: Karl5150 on April 13, 2015, 03:06:45 AM
After seeing the post about the Dire Straits LP on MOFI I also pulled the trigger, thanks for the heads-up Grainger. It put a dent in my RSD (4-18) budget, but I have been waiting for a quality release.
Karl
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Post by: Grainger49 on April 13, 2015, 04:26:12 AM
I wouldn't have bought Brothers... if it hadn't been 45 RPM.  I have a Quiex vinyl pressing of it.
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Post by: Downhome Upstate on April 13, 2015, 09:05:24 AM
Some used discs off the 'Bay:

DON PATTERSON: TUNE UP! prestige LP / organ jazz funk GRANT GREEN RVG
KENNY DORHAM: BUT BEAUTIFUL milestone 2LP / adderley + rollins + roach SEALED
LEE KONITZ QUARTET: IDEAL SCENE soul note LP / unplayed ITALY
CEDAR WALTON with ABBEY LINCOLN: THE MAESTRO muse LP / billy higgins NM
OLIVER NELSON: BLUES & THE ABSTRACT TRUTH impulse LP / dolphy evans hubbard RVG
OSCAR PETERSON & MILT JACKSON: REUNION BLUES mps-basf LP / JAPAN OBI unplayed NM

Just got a Rega RP6 with an Exact 2 cart used (but only 4 months old). Vinyl sounds really, really good with this high-output cart into a stock Eros and a tube line stage with 18 dB gain.

Time to break out the Spin Clean and listen to these sometime in my immediate lifetime, work permitting.

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Post by: Loggie on April 23, 2015, 06:05:51 AM
All on Vinyl bought in the last 2 month:

-Kovacs : Shades Of Black (Dutch singer)
 https://youtu.be/CR6M_sqTVqE
-MFSB: Love Is The Message
-ENO.HYDE : Someday World
-Eels : Royal Albert Hall (3LP)
-Ben Howard : I Forget Where We Were (2LP)
-Doors : Waiting For The Sun
-Daft Punk : Homework (2LP)
-Goldfrapp: Tales Of Us
-Creedence Clearwater Revival : Chronicle (2LP)
-Mister And Mississippi : we only part to meet again (Dutch Band):
 https://youtu.be/G41R-KnQKx0
-Dusty Springfield : A Girl Called Dusty (2nd hand)
-Yaz (or Yazoo outside the USA) : Upstairs At Eric's (MFSL release)
-The Dave Brubeck Quartet : Red Hot And Cool (2nd hand)
-Eric Clapton : 461 Ocean Boulevard
-The Byrds : The Preflyte Sessions (2LP)
-Cream : Disraeli Gears
-Led Zeppelin : Mothership (really excellent artwork on this box set)
-Santana : Moonflower (2LP "Music On Vinyl" release)
-David Bowie : Nothing Has Changed (2LP)
-David Bowie : The Next Day
-Pete La Roca : Basra
-Frank Sinatra : An Evening With Frank And Friends (2nd hand)
-Various : The Ultimate Sound Of Philadelphia (3LP  2nd hand)
-Led Zeppelin : Led Zeppelin (3LP remastered)
-Joe Bonamassa : An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (2LP)
-Supertramp : Crime Of The Century (3LP box set remastered)

All listened to on a Thorens TD147 and the BH Crack  :D

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Post by: rockpassion on April 25, 2015, 06:46:08 PM
Just received Analogue Productions/Blue Note reproduction of Stanley Turrentine's Up at Minton's.  I have been trying to buy more Jazz and I have always enjoyed Stanley Turrentine.  I really enjoyed this LP, even though it is a live album the sonics are really clear and the soundstage is great.  I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Jazz and Bebop. 

Regards

Richard
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Post by: mcandmar on April 29, 2015, 04:03:01 PM
Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill

Only stumbled across her recently but loving the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qphknagXqA
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Post by: JamieMcC on April 29, 2015, 09:12:51 PM
Melody Gardot - My One and Only Thrill

Only stumbled across her recently but loving the album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qphknagXqA

If you love My One and Only Thrill you will find her album "Worrisome Heart" very much of the same flavour they both sound just heavenly out of my hot rodded Crack running a GEC 6as7g with the HD650's  ;D

She also has another album due for release June 1st  ;)

Edit just had a quick look to see if anything from it was out yet and found this video on Preacher Man from the new album and can only say if the album is anything like the quality of production shown in the video its going to be pure class.

That's me in for a pre order of the Currency Of Man: The Artist's Cut

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOwoE8XtPFU





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOwoE8XtPFU
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Post by: Grainger49 on April 30, 2015, 12:33:49 AM
I just bought 2 Ronnie Earl CDs Good News and Grateful Heart.  An audio buddy brought these two over and I really liked the style of Jazz on them.  He has a lot of albums out there.
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Post by: mcandmar on April 30, 2015, 03:51:59 AM
If you love My One and Only Thrill you will find her album "Worrisome Heart" very much of the same flavour they both sound just heavenly out of my hot rodded Crack running a GEC 6as7g with the HD650's  ;D

She also has another album due for release June 1st  ;)

Edit just had a quick look to see if anything from it was out yet and found this video on Preacher Man from the new album and can only say if the album is anything like the quality of production shown in the video its going to be pure class.

That's me in for a pre order of the Currency Of Man: The Artist's Cut

I've been working my way through her albums on Spotify, have to order some CD's now as i cant find any high res digital versions.   There is another song from the new album on spotify "Same to you".
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Post by: Loggie on May 13, 2015, 06:53:31 AM
Yesterday I was watching a movie called "Focus" with Will Smith.
At a certain moment in the movie a song was playing......a tune I absolutely loved.
After some Googling I found out that the song was an old song (1969) from a band called "It's a beautiful day".
The song is called "White Bird".
I really had to have that album on vinyl and bought a reissue from the UK on Ebay.

Here is the song:
https://youtu.be/jhcvKZ2iwCo

One slight problem now.....can't get that song out of my head  ;D
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Post by: Doc B. on May 13, 2015, 07:56:33 AM
My first experience with a forgotten band that was surviving by playing at trade shows and such was It's a Beautiful Day showing up at something like a dog show, or hot rod show or something equally mundane back in the 80s in San Francisco. The band came up on stage and everyone was like "whoa, look at the old hippies!". Then they started singing White Bird, and a look of recognition came over the faces in the crowd. They are genuine hippies from the Summer of Love.
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Post by: Loggie on May 13, 2015, 08:06:17 AM
Its funny how we discover bands sometimes  :)

The "summer of love" it must have been something. I'm from 1958 so at that time not even a teenager.....but I'm sure I would have loved to be around at that time in my twenties (or something).
You know a lot of songs from that period have such an impact and create such a specific atmosphere (hard to describe what I mean).
Anyway I'm glad I re-discovered that band and even happier I was able to buy the album.
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Post by: Tubejack on May 13, 2015, 11:50:38 AM
It;s a Beautiful Day, released in 1969, I was 20,  I have the original album purchased in '69 as well as a reissue on 180g vinyl.  Amazon has the "Live at the Fillmore 1968" CD, which has a DVD of the David LaFlamme  Story.  It's a good watch.  If interested, his page is http://www.davidlaflamme.com/index.htm (http://www.davidlaflamme.com/index.htm).

Read the Wikipedia page and the story about the flip of a coin .... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Beautiful_Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Beautiful_Day)

And still playing gigs .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkwGGLMjT4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkwGGLMjT4)

... always takes me back ....

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Post by: Samsquatch on May 13, 2015, 04:10:43 PM
Having my first listen to It's A Beautiful Day. They have a seriously talented band from what's streaming to me from google. Wicked fiddle player. Then there's the harp player.. Much music I really love comes from that era and I've never heard of these guys.

Thanks Bottlehead forum
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Post by: Samsquatch on May 13, 2015, 04:15:40 PM
I also just switched back to the Mullard EL84s in my Seductor, that I swapped in soon after I built it, and realized that the Tung Sols I've been playing for the last 150 hours or so have not been enjoyable.
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Post by: Loggie on May 14, 2015, 01:41:44 AM
@Tubejack:
Thank you for the links and I will have a look at the CD you mentioned.

Since you have the original release and the reissue.....can you hear any differences between them?

@Samsquatch:
Good to hear you like them as well.
Forums are a great way to discover new (and old)  things (music in this case).

++++++++++++++++++++

Just received an email that my Ebay purchase of "It's a Beautiful Day" is on its way.....can't wait to listen to it  :)

Because I was in a buying mood I bought a few more secondhand albums:

+Calvin Russell - A Crack In Time
+Mountain Man - Made the Harbor
+Neil Young - Eldorado
+It's a Beautiful Day - Self Titled ('72 issue) <-------Yes I know, already bought another one but this one will be a backup  :)
+Gino Vannelli - Brother To Brother (US press)
+Gino Vannelli - The Gist of The Gemini

It's ime to let my Thorens do some work  8)
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Post by: Tubejack on May 14, 2015, 05:44:07 AM
Sorry, couldn't resist - same song, same David, with the first Linda ...... 45 years ago .....

https://youtu.be/rOn8vl0XBVQ?t=36m35s (https://youtu.be/rOn8vl0XBVQ?t=36m35s)

To answer the question if the 180g vinyl remaster sounds different than the original '69 pressing - to me, less surface noise (as you would assume), but somehow, to me, less dynamic.  Many of the "audiophile" thicker reissue pressings don't impress me as being as good as the original, and I don't exactly know why.  My guess - my TT is setup with a VTA that is a compromise between my older, thinner pressings and the thicker newer 180-200g vinyl pressings I have.  I probably should take the time to optimize VTA for each and try to compare.  ..... but after a couple of fingers of Lagavulin 16, it all sounds good ......
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Post by: Kris on May 14, 2015, 07:01:47 AM

You know a lot of songs from that period have such an impact...

I remember when I listen to "Bombay Calling" for the first time in my life and I couldn't believe that my favorite at that time song "Child in Time" it's just a cover of Bombay Calling ???. BTW Deep Purple called that an "inspiration" back then ;D
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Post by: Loggie on May 16, 2015, 02:36:52 AM
@Tubejack:
Maybe the reissues have been cleaned up a bit too much?
Or maybe they have been given a slightly different mix?
I have several reissues from several bands and some sound good and some sound not so good.

The VTA you mentioned playing a 120 or 180gr album shouldn't give any problems.
The thickness is not that much of a difference I think. Or at least not a difference you should be able to hear (at least I don't hear any difference).

What TT do you have ?

@Kris:
When I heard that song "Bombay Calling" "Deep Purple Made in Japan" was still on my TT...I couldn't believe what I was hearing :-)
I like both songs btw !

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Post by: Paully on May 22, 2015, 05:17:07 PM
Bought a bunch of Metallica albums.  Load, Black, and And Justice For All.  Quite a hard rockin' good time.
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Post by: rockpassion on June 01, 2015, 01:47:36 PM
Hello All,

Went to The Show and heard some wonderful music.  One thing I did not do was take paper and pencil for writing down artists and albums I was listening to.  There is always unbelieveable music there and I won't make that mistake next year. 

However, I did buy two albums, one CD and one LP.  The LP was an Analogue Productions product titled "Dream with Dean" featuring Dean Martin.  It is a 1964 remake and is absolutely stunning.  The music is great, the sound quality clear as a bell and this album really shows how well Dean could sing.  Buy it if you like this style of music. 

The CD was heard in the Silvertone room.  First, this speaker, IMHO, was the second best at The Show.  It was clear, smooth and I could not find a fault with its preformance.  The CD was Saint Saens Symphony No. 3 "Organ" performance.  I bought it at the Reference Recording booth right next to the Bottlehead booth.  It is a HDCD.  I like Saint Saens but had never heard this performance.  It has both melody and dynamics.  There is real slam in some of the passages and if you are looking for a CD that challenges your systems speakers get this.  Also, play it on the loud side.  The Organ passages are great.  My speakers only go down to about 50 hz while the Silvertones on which I origninally heard this CD went below 30  hz and it was unbelieveable.  If your speakers or you have subs that drop this low you will be really surprised at this CD.  My recommendation, for what it is worth, is to buy this CD. 

Richard
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Post by: 2wo on June 01, 2015, 02:28:57 PM
 The #3 is one of my favorites. Mobil Fidelity, did one of there "Original Master Recordings" with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Michale Murray some years ago.
The same performance was released on CD by Telarc.

Well worth finding...John     
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Post by: Chris on July 26, 2015, 08:38:12 AM
Got lucky at the salvation army and amassed around 40  mint  columbia masterworks, 6 eye, london FFRR (england) , rca shaded dog, 1947 live perfomance of Satchmo ('51 stereo long play pressing) of some of the great performances by ormandy, bernstein, szell...   nutcracker suite, beethoven "the complete symphonies 7 album set) etc etc......    I am quite chuffed at my "haul"... 60 albums and 25 cds in total over my  2 weeks of scouring the SA and Goodwills and Ywca ALL for the princely sum of around 75 bucks......   not too bad.. I will be enjoying them all....
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Post by: Grainger49 on July 27, 2015, 05:53:19 AM
I'm way behind.  I have had two marathon cleaning sessions in the last month.  These are what I'm playing and putting on the shelves:

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Caravan
Ilse Delange - After The Hurricane
Modern Jazz Quartet - Porgy And Bess
Pentangle - Cruel Sister Transatlantic pressing (replacement for a very worn LP)
Procol Harum - Self Titled
Woodstock Two
It's A Beautiful Day - Self Titled (this thread is to blame for this one)
The Byrds Greatest Hits
Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin'
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms MOFI 45 RPM 2 LPs
Nickel Creek - Self Titled
The Pentangle - Self Titled
Paul Revere & The Raiders Greatest Hits

More later, today I hope.
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Post by: Chris on July 27, 2015, 03:48:57 PM
Nice.....
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Post by: Grainger49 on July 28, 2015, 03:37:40 AM
Second installment:

Mike Auldridge - Blues & Blue Grass
Mike Auldridge - Dobro
Mike Auldridge - High Time
The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
The Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari
James Brown - Plays James Brown, Today & Yesterday
The Doobie Brothers - Captain And Me
ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
ELP - Pictures At Exhibition
ELP - Tarkus
Sergio - Brasileiro (new)
Modern Jazz Quartet - At Music Inn Guest Artist Sonny Rollins
Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream
Santana - Abraxas Quadraphonic (this is a very different mix)
The John Renbourn Group - A Maid In Bedlam
June Tabor - Ashes And Diamonds

Now it is time to buy more....
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Post by: Chris on July 28, 2015, 07:05:50 AM
Nice, where are you finding all of these?....
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Post by: Grainger49 on July 28, 2015, 08:26:23 AM
Most came from ebay, some local LP shops.
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Post by: Grainger49 on October 25, 2015, 03:58:03 AM
Ok, I have received and cleaned all my birthday present vinyl:

Miles Davis, Kind Of Blue, 45 RPM, Numbered etc. 2 LPs.  Just beautiful!

Mystic Moods Orchestra
, Another Stormy Night, 180g LP.  Great sound for a Guilty Pleasure.

The Manabu Ohishi Trio, Half Step, 180g LP. Jazz, well recorded $5.

Elvira, 2 Big Pumpkins/13 Nights of Halloween, 45rpm 7" Vinyl (Purple Vinyl) 'Nuff Said?

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 3 180g LP.

Nickel Creek, This Side, 150g 2LPs.

Paul Simon, Paul Simon, 180g LP, Sony Legacy (Columbia).  The bass will knock you over, remastered and bass boosted.

Paul Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years, 180g LP, Sony Legacy, same as above but the bass is better balanced.

Jimi Hendrix, 45 RPM 7" (name coming when I can make it upstairs).   Haven't listened yet.

Ghostbusters Soundtrack, 180g LP.

Oddly, the last two are not on the invoice on line.
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Post by: Chris on October 26, 2015, 03:09:41 AM
Coheed and Cambria's latest in "tour" edition colored vinyl... 1000 made and only sold at the concert.. Not being a colored vinyl fan, it will be interesting to compare it to the black "audiophile" (their words) edition... I have always been told that colored vinyl while cool and everything, doesnt sound as good...
we shall see...
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Post by: Bill Epstein on October 31, 2015, 04:57:38 PM
Ok, I have received and cleaned all my birthday present vinyl:

Miles Davis, Kind Of Blue, 45 RPM, Numbered etc. 2 LPs.  Just beautiful!

Mystic Moods Orchestra
, Another Stormy Night, 180g LP.  Great sound for a Guilty Pleasure.

The Manabu Ohishi Trio, Half Step, 180g LP. Jazz, well recorded $5.

Elvira, 2 Big Pumpkins/13 Nights of Halloween, 45rpm 7" Vinyl (Purple Vinyl) 'Nuff Said?

Blood, Sweat & Tears, 3 180g LP.

Nickel Creek, This Side, 150g 2LPs.

Paul Simon, Paul Simon, 180g LP, Sony Legacy (Columbia).  The bass will knock you over, remastered and bass boosted.

Paul Simon, Still Crazy After All These Years, 180g LP, Sony Legacy, same as above but the bass is better balanced.

Jimi Hendrix, 45 RPM 7" (name coming when I can make it upstairs).   Haven't listened yet.

Ghostbusters Soundtrack, 180g LP.

Oddly, the last two are not on the invoice on line.


Hope you have the only "real" BS&T album, Child Is Father To The Man. It was great the way Dick Halligan stepped right up to the organ after Kooper went his way but Clayton-Thomas? Whenever I hear him I'm reminded of the "Murph and the Magic Tones" https://youtu.be/0pxDtai-sEM (https://youtu.be/0pxDtai-sEM) sequence in The Blues Brothers.
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Grainger49 on November 01, 2015, 01:34:05 AM
Bill, I bought that decades ago.  It never really appealed to me.  I'm much more a David Clayton-Thomas fan. 

My favorite piece by them is a Jazz piece, Blues - Part II.  It is about 12 minutes long.  Then on BS&T 3 I really like 40,000 Headmen and Lucretia McEvil.  I'm a big fan of album cuts.
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Chris on November 21, 2015, 05:57:12 AM
coheed and cambria "the color before the sun" BLACK vinyl..    And i have to say BETTER late than never but i have fallen in love with the zombies.. [email protected][email protected]#%@# LOVE  their music and melodies......enjoying as we speak....
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Zimmer64 on November 21, 2015, 09:30:54 AM
Hi there,

The last CD's I bought were Valerie June - Pushin' against a stone and Lizz Wright - Freedom & Surrender. I saw Lizz live at Ronnie Scott's in London a few weeks ago. Don't miss her if you have a chance to hear her live. She's a brilliant singer.

Michael

Edit: Forgot to mention that I also bought Robert Johnson's recordings and all of John Mayer's CDs.
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Adrian on November 22, 2015, 03:27:12 AM
Replaced two worn out albums:

Return To Forever, Romantic Warrior
Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out

New vinyl purchases:

Charles Mingus, Presents Charles Mingus
Madeleine Peyroux, Bare Bones
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Post by: Chris on November 22, 2015, 11:21:53 PM
BETTER late than never... I have discovered my love for the Zombies sound recently and cannot get enough of their SUPERB Odessey and Oracle 40th anniv dvd concert...

JUST superb...... oh my goodness.....  LOVE it when you can sound better 40 years later and what a crazy story..... already broke up before the legendary album was released... hahahaha  rock & roll fubar in its purest form.....
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: caffeinator on November 23, 2015, 01:06:22 AM
Here's a +1 for The Zombies....I've been a fan of them for years, but was recently thrilled to see them perform the entire "Odyssey and Oracle" album live at Benaroya Hall in Seattle - and with all the original band members present.  The performance was very good, and I picked up a new re-issue of "Odyssey and Oracle" on vinyl, as well as their latest release on CD (no vinyl available, at least yet).

I was surprised that it appeared they didn't sell out the place, but the people in attendance were definitely fans - many of them, I think, from back when the album first hit the streets...if you had a pie chart of the colors people were wearing that night, the top three would have definitely included 'tie-die.'
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Chris on November 23, 2015, 05:08:45 AM
Haha, wow I'm sad I missed that.. How does the vinyl reissue sound??

And the venue probably reeked of the "green" stuff as well.. haha

The DVD is O & O Revisited is nothing short of sensational sounding and they look like they are having a great time together playing....

And to seal the deal of their breaking up before the album was released , was when it was finally released, it was  MISSPELLED!! hahaha   Colin  Blunstone even said "well, hey, it is misspelled.." but as you can see, it stuck....that probably told them that it was time to hang it up.. lack of sales and lack of RESPECT...

CRAZY.....
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Karl5150 on November 25, 2015, 04:43:27 PM
Stopped by the local record store to find out what time they are going to open on Friday and just had to go through the used bins.
Picked up Tommy Bolin "Private Eyes" & Little Feat "Time Loves A Hero" for all of $10.
Both are in very good shape and are heartfelt reminders of my misspent youth: In a dark room... with loud music.
We shall see what RSD brings.  Happy Thanksgiving to all
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: fullheadofnothing on January 01, 2016, 08:51:02 AM
Here is the list for 2015.

Elephant Micah – Where in Our Woods (LP - Western Vinyl)
Smith, Kaitlyn Aurelia – Euclid (LP - Western Vinyl)
Turnquist, Alexander – Flying Fantasy (LP - Western Vinyl)
Big Star – Radio City (LP - Ardent)
Musica Elettronica Viva – Leave The City (LP - ACTUEL/BYG)
Silva, Alan and His Celestrial Communication Orchestra – Luna Surface (LP - ACTUEL/BYG)
Palestine, Charlemagne – Schlingen Cassetten Blängen (CS - Close/Far Recordings)
Deas, Cam – Quadtych Vol 1 (LP - Present Time Exercises)
C.O.B. – Spirit of Love (LP - CBS)
Six Organs of Admittance – Hexadic (LP - Drag City)
200 Years – 200 Years (LP - Drag City)
Orcutt, Bill – Gerty Loves Pussy (LP - Palilalia)
Harry Pussy – One Plus One (2LP - Palilalia)
Corsano, Chris and Bill Orcutt – Various Live (CS - Palilalia)
Henn, Jason – Attention, Attention (CS - )
Various Artists – The Busy Drone (CD - Bvhaast)
Los Condenados – Yeppers (LP - Feeding Tube)
Crespo, Andy – Two Cigarettes Kissing (LP - Feeding Tube)
Destroy All Monsters – Hot Box (3LP - Munster)
Sarmiento, Michi – Aqui Los Bravos! (2LP - Sound Way)
Gopal, Sam – Escalator (CD - Stable)
Chillum – Chillum (2LP - Sunbeam)
Skogsberg, Joakim – Jola Rota (CD - Tiliqua)
Various Artists – Secret Mueseum of Mankind Vol II (CD - Yazoo)
Bishop, Sir Richard – Tangiers Sessions (LP - Drag City)
Can – Monster Movie (LP - Spoon)
Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire (2LP - Thrill Jockey)
Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman – Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (CS - Deception Island)
Preggy Peggy and The Lazy Babymakers – A Short Visit to the City That Bleeds (CS - Dungeon Taxis)
Callahan, Jack – Music from Airports (LP - Feeding Tube)
Smegma – Nattering Naybobs of Negativity (CD - Harbinger Sound)
Group ONGAKU – Music of Group ONGAKU (LP - Seer Sound Archive)
Seven That Spells – You Must Do This On Stage Vol. 1 (CS - Sloow Tapes)
Tyfus, Dennis – 0032(2) 2934834 (LP - Ultra Eczema)
Thielemans, Eric – A Snare is a Bell (1 Sided 12” - Ultra Eczema)
Charlie Nothing – The Psychedelic Saxophone of Charlie Nothing (LP - Takoma)
Teitelbaum, Richard with Anthony Braxton – Time Zones (LP - Arista)
Needy Visions, The – Deuce (CS - Bufu)
Dilloway, Aaron – Sounds of the Indian Snake Charmer (CD - Hanson)
Cotton Candy – Off-The-Hook & Out-Of-Control (CS - Teen Beat / Dog Daze)
Murray, Brendan – Scared in My Heart (CS - Twonicorn)
Menegon, Lucio – LMNO! (CS - )
Baczkowski/Corsano/Kelley/Nace – Live at Spectacle (LP - Open Mouth)
Mingus, Charles – Jazz Portraits (CD - Blue Note)
Beach Boys, The – The Beach Boys Love You (LP - Brother/RepriseMSK 2258)
Monkees, The – A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You b/w The Girl I Knew From Somewhere (7” - Colgems)
Goldstein, Malcom – Vision Soundings (LP - )
#tits – Only Bangers (CS - Hangedman)
Honey Radar – The Cop's Dream (CS - Stale Heat )
MV & EE – Alpha Lyrae (LP - Child of Microtones)
MV & EE – Alpine Frequency (2LP - Feeding Tube)
Valentine, Matt – Midden Mound (2LP - Golden Lab)
Six Organs of Admittance – The Sun Awakens (LP - Drag City)
Chasny, Ben and Dredd Foole – Drunk with Insignificance (LP - Feeding Tube)
Six Organs of Admittance – The Manifestation (CD - Strange Attractors House)
#tits – BFFS (CS - Cryptic Carousel)
Sissy Spacek – First Four (2xCD + DVD - Helicopter)
Smegma – Mutant Stomps (LP - Helicopter)
Wiese, John – Soft Punk (CD - Troubleman Unlimited)
Starker, Janos – Dvorak-Violoncello Concerto, Bruch-Kol Nidre, w/ Dorati and London Symphony (LP - Mercury)
Various Artists – Ethnic Minority Music of Northeast Cambodia (CD - Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists – Radio Java (CD - Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists – Radio India: The Eternal Dream of Sound (CD - Sublime Frequencies)
Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief (LP - A&M)
Sumac, Yma – Voice of the Xtabay / Inca Taqui (CS - Capitol)
Incredible String Band, The – The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion (LP - Elektra)
Bachs, The – Out of The Bachs (LP - Outsider)
Bowie, David – Stationtostation (CS - Rykodisc)
Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (LP - Tower)
Basho, Robbie – Art of the Acoustic Steel String Guitar 6&12 (LP - Windham Hill)
Six Organs of Admittance/Colassal Yes – split (7” - Dulci-Tone)
Incredible String Band, The – The Incredible String Band (LP - Elektra)
Six Organs of Admittance – Dust and Chimes (LP - Holy Mountain)
Dredd Foole – In Quest of Tense (LP - Feeding Tube)
Alvaro – Drinkin' My Own Sperm (LP - Feeding Tube)
Burkett, Joshua – Gold Cosmos (LP - Feeding Tube)
Palestine, Charlemagne – CharleBelllzz at Saint Thomas (CD - Alga Margen)
Various Artists – Creelpolation 1 (3CDr - Creel Pone)
Various Artists – Iatrogenics (CDr - Creel Pone)
Appel, Karel – Musique Barbare (CDr - Creel Pone)
Dubrovay, Lazlo – Live Electronic (CDr - Creel Pone)
Swansen, Chris – Complete Badger Recordings of Chris Swansen (CDr - Creel Pone)
Chopin, Henri – Audiopoems (CDr - Creel Pone)
Parker, Evan, John Edwards & Chris Corsano – The Hurrah (LP - Otoroku)
Radigue, Eliane – Vice Versa, Etc... (2CD - Important)
Yonkers, Michael – Grimwood (LP - Nero's Neptune)
Mullen, Geoff – Wind Chimes (LP - Rare Youth)
Retribution Body – Aokigahara (LP - Type)
Patton, Charley – Screamin and Hollerin the Blues (7CD - Revenant)
Moby Grape – Moby Grape (LP - Columbia)
Dylan, Bob – Highway 61 Revisited (LP - Columbia)
Electric Moog Orchestra, The – Music from Star Wars (not the original soundtrack) (LP - Musicor)
O'Dwyer, Aine – Music for Church Cleaners Vol. I and II (2LP - MIE)
Chicago Sound Map – Performs Compositions by Olivia Block and Ernst Karel (CD - Kuro Neko)
Zombies, The – Odessy and Oracle (CD - Rhino)
Galbraith, Alastair / Matt de Gennaro – Long Wires in Dark Museums (Vol. 1) (CD - Emperor Jones)
Kinks, The – Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround Part One (CD - Reprise)
Lescaleet, Jason and Aaron Dilloway – Popeth (LP - Glistening Examples)
DNA – DNA on DNA (CD - No More Records)
Rogers, Wayne – Absent Sounds (CD - Twisted Village)
Alvarius B – Alvarius B (CD - Abduction)
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: rockpassion on January 01, 2016, 06:34:39 PM
Picked up the Beach Boys Pet Sounds.  It is the Capitol Records reissue of 1999.  I must say the sound stage is unbelieveably large and very well focused.  I had heard a lot about this album, and while I like the recording and most of the music I am not sure its rating is up there in my top 25.   But given the comments I read I just had to get it.  No regrets. 

I plan on buying Duke Ellington's Ellington Live at Newport and Masterpieces by Ellington.  Any recommendations on which reissues to get. 

Thanks
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Chris on January 11, 2016, 12:14:33 PM
I hear you about Pet Sounds...  The raves are absolutely endless it seems. So when I gave it a chance, I didnt quite "get it"..  That's what makes the world go round I guess...
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Chris on January 11, 2016, 12:44:47 PM
The Zombies Odyssey & Oracle Mono Vinyl
ALL the 6 Van Halen Bellman Reissues
ALL the 4 Van Halen Gray/Hoffman RTI issues
Ivan Neville, If My Ancestors...   vinyl UK and US pressings
Scorpions, 50th anniv vinyl reissues Lovedrive, Aninal Mag, Blachout, Love At First Sting and WW live
Roger Waters, Amused To Death 200G vinyl
Dream Theater, DTof E and Eclipse vinyl
UFO, Strangers In The Night vinyl
Love, Forever Changes vinyl
Redemption, Snowfall On Judgment Day vinyl Germany
Used vinyl and cds, too numerous to mention...
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Chris on January 12, 2016, 12:29:01 AM
Donnie Iris, Ellwood City
The Zombies, Still Got The Hunger vinyl
The Who, Who's Next Original UK Track and US Decca vinyl
Jimmy Buffett, Meet Me In Margaritaville cd
The Trust Company, ALL 3 releases cd
Trans Siberian Orchestra, Night Castle 4 LP box set signed by the band members (at the seattle concert)
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: mcandmar on July 14, 2016, 12:28:59 AM
Robert Cray, Nothin but Love & In my Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98KtkxkKHXY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98KtkxkKHXY)
Title: John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra
Post by: rockpassion on August 04, 2016, 04:01:34 PM
I have been digitizing a number of records for a fellow audiophile.  A couple of the albums are by John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra specifically they are Visions of the Emerald Beyond and Birds of Fire.  Interesting music, not something I would listen to often but I will say the recording quality for late 60 - early 70's recordings is really good.  Very clear and great soundstage.  If you are into real progressive rock I would recommend any of his albums.  His guitar playing is unbelievable, the music is different. 

Any thoughts,  I have four other of his albums but have not listened to them.  Something I plan on doing in the next couple of weeks. 

Richard
Title: Vanessa Fernandez -When the Levee Breaks
Post by: rockpassion on August 09, 2016, 06:16:52 PM
I just received the Vanessa Fernandez album from Acoustic Sounds.  I had heard a few of the songs at The Show in Newport and really enjoyed the music.  For those of you that have not heard of this album it is all Led Zeplin songs done much slower and a little jazzier.  Vanessa has a very sultry voice and her timing and interpretation is great.  Plus, the recording quality is top notch. 

My only problem was the album I received had a small white inclusion on side D which caused a real loud popping when encountered by the needle.  So I am requesting an exchange.  This is one of the better albums I have heard in a long time.  I would recommend it to anyone.  While it is a little expensive $69.00 it is also 3 LP's at 45 RPM. 

Richard
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: fullheadofnothing on January 02, 2017, 01:01:03 PM
The 2016 List:

Joyner, Simon — Room Temperature (2LP — Jagjaguwar)
Joyner, Simon — Here Come The Baloons (CS — Unread)
Joyner, Simon / The Mountain Goats — Why You All So Thief? (7” — Sing, Eunuchs!)
Handful of Dust, A — Topology of a Phantom City (CS — BadaBing)
Hayvanar Alemi — Visions of a Psychedelic Ankara (LP — Glitter Beat)
Guthrie, Anne — Codiaeum Variegatum (LP — Students of Decay)
Vampire Belt — Unfit Structures (LP — Hermit Hut)
Ambrogio, Elisa — The Immoralist (LP — Drag City)
Leigh, Heather — I Abused Animal (LP — Editions Mego)
AMM — AMMMusic (LP — Black Truffle)
Sun City Girls — Torch of the Mystics (LP — Abduction)
Palmer, Clive and Bob Devereux — Suns & Moons (CD — Pig's Whisker)
Wolf Eyes — I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces (LP — Third Man)
Wolf Eyes — Enemy Ladder b/w Dull Murder Two (7” — Third Man)
Kelley, Greg — Trumpet (CD — Meniscus)
Shoup, Wally, Greg Campbell, Greg Kelley, Bill Nace —  (LP — Open Mouth)
Sissy Spacek — Sword (CS — Tape Room)
Airway — Live at Mark Moore Gallery (CD — Helicopter)
Wolf Eyes — Three Concrete Shadows b/w Cleaned of Parasites (2xCS — Trip Metal)
Wolf Eyes — Clock Warden Vol. 3 (Cdr — M.U.G.)
Rangda — The Heretic's Bargain (LP — Drag City)
Six Organs of Admittance — Hexadic II (LP — Drag City)
Brown, Marion and Elliott Schwartz — Soundways (LP — Bowdin College Music Press)
Ochs, Phil — Pleasures of the Harbor (LP — A&M)
Dilloway, Aaron and Bill Nace — Band EP (12” — Open Mouth)
Brokaw, Chris — The Periscope Twins (2LP — 12XU)
Shoup, Wally Sax Trio + One — Copaesthetics (CS — Astral Spiits / Monotone Press)
Bent Pyramid Trio / The Shouts From The Sea — split (CS — Eiderdown )
Halvorson, Mary Trio — Saturn Sings (CD — Firehouse 12)
Millis, Robert — Indian Talking Machine (Book/CD — Sublime Frequencies)
Barnett, Courtney — The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas (2LP — Mom + Pop)
Denny, Sandy — Sandy (LP — A&M)
Partch, Harry — The Wayward (LP — Gate 5)
Partch, Harry — Plectra & Percussion Dances (LP — Gate 5)
Smith, Kaitlyn Aurelia — Ears (LP — Western Vinyl)
Träd, Gräs och Stenar — Djunglens Lag / Mors Mors / Kom Tillsammans (6LP — Anthology Recordings)
Fraction — Moon Blood (LP+10” — Mexican Summer)
Valentine, Matt — Blazing Grace (LP — Time-Lag)
Palestine, Charlemagne — Bell Studies (LP — Alga Margen)
Pavone, Jessica — Knuckle Under (LP — Taiga)
Young, La Monte and Marian Zazeela — Theatre of Eternal Music Dream House 78'17” (LP — Aguirre)
Max Factory, The — Tudor City (LP — Ecstatic Yod)
Shoup, Wally & Paul Kikuchi — Aurora Distillations (LP — Prefecture)
Wolf Eyes — Dread (CS — Self Released)
Wolf Eyes — Mugger (CS — Self Released)
Shelley, Joan — Over and Even (LP — No Quarter)
Salzburg, Nathan — Affirmed (LP — No Quarter)
Salzburg, Nathan — Hard For To Win And Can't Be Won (LP — No Quarter)
Hurley, Michael — Back Home with Drifting Woods (LP — Mississippi / Nero's Neptune)
Nerve Net Noise — Magnetic Breath (CS — Masters Chemical Society)
Takahiro Mukai — Silver Dust Bells (CS — Masters Chemical Society)
Wiggan, Justin / Roadside Picnic — The Myth of Twilight (4CS+Book — Masters Chemical Society)
Ahmed, Ilyas — Between Two Skies / Towards The Night (2LP — Immune)
Ahmed, Ilyas — I Am All Your Own (LP — Immune)
Dreamboat — Dreamboat  (LP — MIE)
Blatchley, Joshua — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume One (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Swirnoff, Preston ARI — Haunted Sea Songs of Bahia, Volume 1 (7” Square Lathe — )
Blatchley, Joshua / Preston Swirnoff — Split Cassette (CS — )
Frijid Pink — Frijid Pink (LP — Parrot)
Vaselines, The — Enter The Vaselines (3LP — Sub Pop)
Digital Underground — The Humpty Dance (12” — Tommy Boy)
Cynics, The — Rock 'n' Roll (CS — Get Hip)
Messiaen, Olivier — Quatour pour la Fin du Temps (LP — Deutsche Grammophon)
Anderson, Marisa — The Golden Hour/ Mercury (CS — )
Hamburger, Neil — First of Dismay (CS — Drag City)
Free Design, The — Kites are Fun (CS — Light in the Attic)
Hound Dog Taylor's Hand — Live at the Comet (CS — Eiderdown )
Ciani, Suzanne — Live Buchla Performances, New York City 1975 (LP — Finders Keepers)
Fursaxa — Mycorrhizae Realm (LP — All Tomorrows Parties Records)
Boogarins — As Plantas Que Curam (LP — Other Music)
Heron Oblivion — Heron Oblivion (LP — Sub Pop)
Sleep — Dopesmoker (2LP — Southern Lord)
Grateful Dead/John Oswald — Grayfolded (3LP — Important)
Shook, Wilson — Straying Echoes (CS — Other Ghosts)
Young, Andrew Scott — Alien Passengers 5  ( CS — The Killbot Factory)
Young, Andrew Scott — Warm White Light ( CS — Baked Tapes)
Young, Andrew Scott —  [untitled] ( CS— Pretty Alright)
Carter, Tom — Long Time Underground (2LP — Three Lobed / Divide By Zero)
Bronze Float — Standard Final Candle (10” — Third Uncle)
Human Adult Band — Hearing Damage Sessions (LP — Third Uncle)
Schwartz, Elliott and Big Blood — Ant Farm (LP — Feeding Tube)
Russell, Bruce — Howling and Instability at High Volume Settings (LP — Feeding Tube)
Rusalnaia — Rusalnaia (LP — Feeding Tube)
Honey Radar — Ignore the Bells (7” — Chunklet)
Sunshine and the Rain — Can't Stop Thinking About You b/w Pale Blue Skies (7” — Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
Valentine, Matt — Heap Zone (Cdr — Child of Microtones)
Honey Radar — Blank Cartoon (LP — What's Your Rupture?)
Louise, Sarah — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume 12 (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Louise, Sarah — Field Guide (Cdr — [no label])
Itasca — Unmoored by the Wind (CS — Marmara)
Itasca — Out of Time (Cdr — [no label])
Elephant Micah — Mistook The Rainbow b/w In Whose Shadow (7” lathe — No Label (but probably Third Uncle))
Various Artists — The Bombay Connection Vol. 1 (CD — Bombay Connection)
Barnett, Courtney — Boxing Day Blues (Revisited) b/w Shivers (7” — Third Man)
Scharpling & Wurster — Live at Third Man Records (LP — Third Man)
Dove Azima, The — The Dove Azima (LP — Oakhill)
Green Glass — Green Glass (LP — Oakhill)
Wiese, John — Mirror (CD — Troniks)
Nakatani, Tatsuya — Confirmation (LP — Taiga)
Taussig, Harry — Fate is Only Twice (LP — Tompkins Square)
Walker, Ryley — All Kinds Of You (LP — Tompkins Square)
Various Artists — Imaginational Anthem Vol. 8: The Private Press (2LP — Tompkins Square)
Fletcher Pratt — Dub Sessions Vol. 3 (CS — Crash Symbols)
Matt Valentine and Sun Hoods — Split Cassette (CS — Crash Symbols)
Future Children — Composition 1960, #7 (CS — Simulacra)
Comets on Fire — Comets on Fire (LP — Silver Current)
Comets on Fire — Field Recordings From The Sun (LP — BadaBing)
Comets on Fire — Knitting Factory, NYC (CS — Silver Current)
Tonal Shrine — Live in 1999 (CS — Silver Current)
Six Organs of Admittance — The Lost Electric Six Organs of Admittance Album (CS — Silver Current)
Feral Ohms — Super Ape b/w The Snake (7” — Agitated)
Feral Ohms — Living Junkyard b/w The Glow (7” — Valley King)
Speacil Speaker — Rap of Ibogaine & Suet (CS — American Tapes)
Meginsky, Jake — Seven Psychotropic Sinewave Palindromes (CS — NNA Tapes)
Baird, Meg — Waltze of the Tennis Player b/w Dear Companion (a capella version) (7” — Tequila Sunrise)
Appleton, Jon and Don Cherry — Don Jon (7” — Cacophonic)
Sawyer, Angela — Croaks (LP — Feeding Tube)
Gendron, Myriam — Not So Deep as a Well (LP — Feeding Tube)
Brötzmann, Peter and Heather Leigh — Ears are Filled with Wonder (LP — Trost)
Valentine, Matt — Glorious Group Therapy (LP — Ecstatic Yod)
Village, Kate & Wayne Rogers — Quits (LP — Twisted Village)
Dead Machines/ Hair Police — Speech of the Eyless Infants/ The Hills Have Eyes (LP — American Tapes)
Vibracathedral Orchestra — Unnatural with Pain Relief (LP — Krayon)
Derbyshire, Delia  — The Dreams (LP — Psychic Sounds)
Alcorn, Susan — Evening Tales (LP — Mystra)
Harry Pussy — Ride a Dove (LP — Siltbreeze)
New Creation, The — Troubled (LP — Companion)
Daniels, Ellie — Both Sides of the Coin (LP — Time-Lag)
Maxwell Citron — Blue Genie (CS — YDLMIER)
Keszler, Eli — Endgrove (2xCS — Rel)
Smith, Kaitlyn Aurelia & Ciani, Suzanne — FRKWYS Vol 13: Sunergy (LP — RVNG)
AMM — The Crypt 12 June '68 (2LP — Matchless)
Curran, Alvin — Solo Works: The 70s (3CD — New World)
Curran, Alvin — Shofar Rags (CD — Tzadik)
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: johnsonad on January 02, 2017, 01:40:53 PM
Josh, your collection is impressive!
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: Rocketman248 on January 02, 2017, 10:42:05 PM
2016 was a hell of a year for me.  I added about 250 LPs to my collection.  Too many to list individually.  https://www.discogs.com/user/Rocketman248/collection

Picked up a few more today.  Notable albums are:

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (MFSL pressing)
The Allman Brothers Band - Brothers and Sisters (MFSL pressing)
Zabriskie Point soundtrack
David Gilmour - Self titled
Syd Barrett - Opel
David Bowie - Hunky Dory (my first Bowie album.  Gonna have to start looking for more.)
Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force (I listened to the hell out of that album when I was a teenager.  Couldn't resist grabbing it today.)

Here's to a great year of collecting!   :)
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: fullheadofnothing on December 31, 2017, 08:37:17 PM
Bought a little less on account of this being a total dumpster fire of a year, but here's the 2017 list:

Becker, Rashad — Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II (LP — Pan)
Grimes, Henry — The Call (CD — ESP-Disk')
Waters, Patty — College Tour (CD — ESP-Disk')
Mudhoney — Superfuzz Bigmuff (CS — Sub Pop)
Dylan, Bob — Highway 61 Revisited (CS — Columbia)
Moondog — Rim Shots Improvisation in 4/4 b/w Improvisation in 7/4 (10” — Brunswick)
Mike Rep and the Quotas — Stupor Hiatus Vol. 2 (LP — Siltbreeze)
Dylan, Bob — The Times They Are A'Changin (LP — Columbia)
Sir Lord Baltimore — Kingdom Come (LP — Mercury)
Dylan, Bob — The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (LP — Columbia)
Hall, Dora — Singin in the Sunshine (LP — Cozy)
Sir Lord Baltimore — Kingdom Come (LP — Mercury)
Olson, John R. — Solos Vol.1 (Cdr — )
Olson, John R. — Solos Vol.2 (CS — )
O'Dwyer, Aine — Gegenschein (LP — Penultimate Press)
O'Dwyer, Aine — Locusts (LP — Penultimate Press)
Merzbow / Sun Ra — Strange City (LP — Cold Spring)
Hound Dog Taylor's Hand — Hound Dog Taylor's Hand (LP — Abduction)
New York Dolls, The — New York Dolls (LP — Mercury/Phonogram)
Grateful Dead — Dick's Picks Vol. 16 (3CD — Grateful Dead Productions)
Kinks, The — Kinda Kinks (CS — Rhino)
Rose, Jack — Red Horse, White Mule (LP — VHF)
Dolphin Midwives — Orchid Milk (CS — Obsolete Media Objects)
Elkhorn — The Black River (LP — Debacle)
Bellouin, Ashley — Ballads (LP — Drawing Room)
Six Organs of Admittance — Burning The Threshold (LP — Drag City)
Feral Ohms — Feral Ohms (CS — Silver Current)
Giant Sand — GIANT SANDwich (CS — Homestead)
Fairport Convention — Unhalfbricking (CS — Carthage)
Millis, Rob — The Lonesome High (LP — Abduction)
Millis, Rob — The World is Unreal like a Snake in a Rope (DVD — Sublime Frequencies)
Palestine, Charlemagne — Strumming Music (LP — Aguirre)
Riley, Terry — Persian Surgery Dervishes (2LP — Aguirre)
Ciani, Suzanne — Lixiviation 1969-1985 (LP — Finders Keepers)
Rootless — Sculptures Deep Within the Cave (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Saguache — Rider Road (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
East of the Valley Blues — Rivereto de Konscio (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Various Artists — Opus One #58 (LP — Opus One)
Reich, Steve and Musicians — Music for 18 Musicians (CS — ECM)
Prana Crafter — MindStreamBlessing (CS — Eiderdown)
Raising Holy Sparks — Search for the Vanished Heaven (3CS — Eiderdown)
Various Artists — Suomalaista Elektroakustista Musiikkia, Finnish Electro-Acoustic Music (CDr — Creel Pone)
Smalley, Dennis — The Pulses of Time (CDr — Creel Pone)
Otte, Hans — On Earth (CDr — Creel Pone)
Whitman, Keith Fullerton — Late Monoliths (4xCDr — Industrail Abbotsford)
Dead Machines & John Wiese — General Assurance (LP — Helicopter)
Orcutt, Bill — Bill Orcutt (LP — Palilalia)
Guided by Voices — Alien Lanes (LP — Matador)
Giant Sand — Beyond the Valley of Rain (2LP — Fire America)
Bevis Frond, The — Inner Marshland (LP — Reckless)
Bevis Frond, The — Triptych (LP — Reckless)
Various Artists — Ishq Ke Maare — Sufi songs from Sindh and Punjab, Pakistan (LP — Sublime Frequencies)
Box Tops, The — The Letter b/w Happy Times (7” — Mala)
Sissy Spacek — Poling (7” — Static Aktion)
Cherry, Don — Don Cherry (LP — Horizon)
Sensational Guitars of Dan & Dale (Sun Ra & The Blues Project), The — Batman and Robin (LP — Universe)
Sear, Walter — The Copper Plated Integrated Circuit (LP — Command)
The Odyssey Cult — The Odyssey Cult Vols. 1 & 2 (2LP — Silver Current)
Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra — My Brother The Wind (2LP — Cosmic Myth)
Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra — The Magic City (LP — Cosmic Myth)
Honey Radar — Spontaneous Salute to Robert Quine (CS — Third Uncle)
Dylan, Bob — Another Side of Bob Dylan (LP — Columbia)
Woods Family Creeps — Creep On (LP — Time-Lag)
Sun City Girls — Djinn Funnel (LP — Nasha2phone)
Bley, Carla, Paul Haines — Escalator Over The Hill, A Chronotransduction (3LP — JCOA)
Noyes, Rob — The Fudal Spirit (LP — Poon Village)
Part, Arvo — Für Alina (LP — Ajna Offensive/ Mississippi )
Bunyan, Vashti — Just Another Diamond Day (LP — DiChristina)
Sun Ra and his Arkestra, featuring Pharoah Sanders and Black Harold — Recoded Live At Judson Hall, NYC, Dec 31, 1964 (LP — Superior Viaduct)
Roxy Music — For Your Pleasure (LP — Atco)
Peacock, Annette — I belong to a world that's destroying iteself. Aka revenge (LP — ironic)
Ju Suk Reet Meate — Solo 1975-1980 (LP — Alga Margen)
Cotten, Elizabeth and Marisa Anderson — KBOO Presents (7” — KBOO/Mississippi)
Various Artists (Robert Millis) — Excavation Series Vol. 11 — Noise May Provoke Hornet Attacks (CS — Power Moves Library)
Various Artists (Ian Nagoski) — Excavation Series Vol. 10 — Central Javanese Gamelan (CS — Power Moves Library)
Various Artists — African Guitar Vol. 1 (CS — Mississippi)
Heron Oblivion — The Chapel (LP — )
Eggleston, William — Musik (2LP — Secretly Canadian)
Smith, Kaitlyn Aurelia — The Kid (2LP — Western Vinyl)
Alvarius B — With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven Vol. 1 — Natural Wonder (LP — Abduction)
Alvarius B — With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven Vol. 2 —  A Mark Twain August (LP — Abduction)
Alvarius B — With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven Vol. 3 — Heathen Folklore (LP — Abduction)
Alan Bishop — Radio Moderna (CS — Alterity)
C.O.B. — Live at the Old Ash Tree, 1972 (CS — Tapers Pit)
Title: Re: What are we buying these days?...
Post by: adeep42 on January 01, 2018, 04:59:33 AM
Josh, You just blew my mind again. Maybe you could start a new gallery thread about music collections.
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Post by: fullheadofnothing on January 01, 2018, 11:09:24 AM
Lol, no...

This once-a-year posting is more than enough digital ink spilled about my mental disorder.
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Post by: Paul Birkeland on January 01, 2018, 11:12:53 AM
Man, I checked in with you like a month ago and you estimated you were at about 30 titles for the year...

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Post by: denti alligator on January 05, 2018, 04:47:43 PM
Lots of great stuff there, Josh. Patty Waters needs to make a comeback. Not that she was ever "in," but you know what I mean.
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Post by: Zimmer64 on January 06, 2018, 09:46:25 AM
Last album I bought was Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Who Built The Moon?
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Post by: denti alligator on January 06, 2018, 09:48:46 AM
Just got the new reissue of the ultra rare synth-pop/punk masterpiece by Solid Space. Josh, this is totally up your alley.
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Post by: Karl5150 on January 11, 2018, 03:55:06 AM
Alan Parsons Project, I Robot. MoFi 2 disk 45 RPM. Quality pressing of a well produced album, I had forgotten how many of the tracks I am really familiar with.
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Post by: Natural Sound on January 15, 2018, 09:44:41 AM
Treated myself to a digital download today. Pat Martino - Formidable 44.1khz/24bit. If you like jazz This comes highly recommended.

You can get a taste here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikmUoE94gc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FikmUoE94gc)
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Post by: rockdoc on February 01, 2018, 04:32:14 AM
Bought this after reading about David Shreve's method of VTA adjustment using the bass sound on the track "Sauerkraut 'N Solar Energy", on the Steve Hoffman forum. Amazing LP!

Norman Blake / Tut Taylor / Sam Bush / Butch Robins / Vassar Clements / David Holland / Jethro Burns

Flying Fish HDS 701
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Post by: aragorn723 on June 17, 2018, 02:57:29 PM
Today I bought Jackson Browne's Lives in the Balance album on vinyl.  Just heard the first side so far, but it's an amazing album!

Dave
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Post by: fullheadofnothing on January 01, 2020, 12:37:36 PM
When I went to post this year's list and I realized I never posted last year's.

So here is 2018:

Bishop, Sir Richard — Salvador Kali (2LP — Exiled)
Anderson, Marisa — Traditional and Public Domain Songs (LP — Mississippi)
Sun Ra — Nuclear War (10” — Modern Harmonic)
Various Artists — Root Hog or Die — An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute (6LP — Mississippi)
Canned Heat — Canned Heat (CS — Liberty)
Various Artists — African Guitar Vol. 2 (CS — Mississippi)
Spence, Joseph & The Pinder Family — The Spring of Sixty-Five (CS — Rounder)
Planetary Peace — Synthesis (2LP — Love All Day)
Wolf Eyes — Slicer (LP — Orion Read)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume One: Ballads (2LP — Folkways)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Two: Social Music (2LP — Folkways)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Three: Songs (2LP — Folkways)
Incredible String Band, The — Liquid Acrobat as Regards the Air (LP — Elektra)
Various Artists — Folk Music of the Middle East (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbek, Bukar) (LP — Ethnic Folkways)
Various Artists — The Voyager Golden Record (3LP — Ozma)
Licht, Alan — Currents (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Pasquarosa, Anthony — Morning Meditations (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Dorji, Tashi — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume 13 (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Haraldsdottir, Kristin Thora — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume 14 (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Johnson, Chuck — Basalms (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Melchior, Dan — For Letha (7” — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Houlihan, Mary — Dream Phone! (CS — Flannelgraph)
Nace, Bill / John Olson / Twig Harper — Live at No Response (CS — No Response)
Orcutt, Bill — Live at No Response (CS — No Response)
T. Mikawa/Aaron Dilloway & C. Spencer Yeh — Live at Tom Light (CS — No Response)
Wet Tuna — Livin' The Die (2CS — Baked Tapes)
Brötzmann, Peter Octet — Machine Gun (LP — Trost)
Eave — Eave (CS — Astral Spirits)
Sun Ra — Antique Blacks/ Disco 3000 (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Sounds of Liberation — Sounds of Liberation (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Cohran, Phillip and The Artistic Heritage Ensemble — The Malcom X Memorial (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Baraka, Amiri & Sun Ra and the Myth Science Arkestra — A Black Mass (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Dolat-Shahi, Dariush — Electronics, Tar and Sehtar (CS — Loathed Sound Department)
Modern Lovers, The — The Modern Lovers (LP — Home of the Hits)
Solidat, J. — Synth Tidings Vol. 1 (CS — Not Quite Archaic)
Various Artists — OST Wild in the Streets (LP — Tower)
Habibiyya, The — If Man But Knew (LP — Island)
Art Ensemble of Chicago, The — Fanfare for the Warriors (LP — Atlantic)
Kagel, Mauricio — Match Für 3 Spieler/Musik für Renaissance-Instrumente (LP — Deutsche Grammophon)
Brown, Marion Quartet — Marion Brown Quartet (LP — ESP-Disk')
Meco — Star Wars and other Galactic Funk (LP — Millenium)
Boggs, Doc — Legendary Singer & Banjo Player (LP — Folkways)
Dylan, Bob — John Wesley Harding (LP — Columbia)
Schwartz, Elliott — Extended Piano (LP — Folkways)
Various Artists — Second Panaorama de Musique Concrète (Réalisé dans les Studios de la R.T.F.) (LP — Ducretet Thompson)
Taylor, Cecil, Buell Neidlinger — New York City R&B (LP — Barnaby)
Bell, Chris — I Am The Cosmos (CD — Rykodisc)
Various Artists — The Boston Creative Jazz Scene, 1970-1983 (Book/CD — Cultures of Soul)
Elkhorn — Lionfish (CS — Eiderdown)
Fosil Sangrian — Pasar Fosil (CS — The Helen Scarsdale Agency)
GG Allin & The Jabbers — For Those Who Can Take It Raw (7” — Bootleg)
Nikki Sudden and the Jacobites — Texas (LP — Numero Group)
Fall, The — Room To Live (LP — Superior Viaduct)
Avens, The — In Memoriam Robert Ashley / Improv 2 (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Noyes, Rob & Ryan Lee Crosby — Modal Improvisations on 34 Strings (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Lake Mary & Talk West — Lake Mary & Talk West (CS — Cabin Floor Esoterica)
Fungal Abyss — Bardo Abgrund Temple (CS — Translinguistic Other)
Weeed — This (CS — Important)
DJ Spooky + Alan Licht — Backwards Forwards (10” — Manifold)
Various Artists — I'm On My Journey Home: Sacred Harp Singing 1928-1934 (LP — Death Is Not The End)
Sarah Louise — Deeper Woods (LP — Thrill Jockey)
Rogue Squares — Rogue Squares (CS — Obsolete Units)
Dicker, Erica — Taking Auspices (LP — Tubapede Editions)
Essex, Eve — Hear Appear (CS — Soap Library)
Earth — Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version (2LP — Sub Pop)
Mullane, Matthew — VDSQ-Solo Acoustic Volume Four (LP — Vin Du Select Qualitite)
Nevari Butchers, The — Arms and Everything Else (CS — Hanson)
Fall, The — The “Twenty-Seven Points” (2CS — Permanent Records)
Vierk, Lois V — River beneath the River (CD — Tzadik)
O'Dwyer, Aine and Graham Lambkin — Two Ways (2CD — Erstwhile)
Eno — Here Come The Warm Jets (LP — Island)
Curran, Alvin — Songs and Views of the Magnetic Garden (CD — Catalyst)
Zorn, John — Masada Guitars (CD — Tzadik)
Soft Machine, The — The Soft Machine (LP — Command)
Eno, Brian — Ambient 1: Music For Airports (LP — PVC)

And here is 2019:
Various Artists — I Believe I'll Go Back Home (LP — Mississippi / Change)
Various Artists — Mississippi Records Sampler (CS — Mississippi)
Abatzi, Rita — I'm Burning, I'm Burning (LP — Mississippi/Canary)
Curran, Alvin — Canti Illuminati (LP — Blume)
Various Artists — Folk Music of Palestine (LP — Ethnic Folkways)
United States of America, The — The United States of America (LP — Columbia)
Dolphin Midwives — Liminal Garden (LP — Beacon Sound/Sounds Et Al)
Ghraa, Kirana —  Excavation Series A, IR Tapes 2: Kirana Gharana (CS — Power Moves Library)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume Four (2CD — Revenant)
Noyes, Rob — You Are Tired b/w Nightmare Study (7” — Market Square Records)
Kelley, Greg / Rob Noyes — Split Cassette (CS — )
Tongue Depressors — Fiddle Music Volume Four (CS — )
Monkees, The — The Monkees ~Deluxe Edition (2CD — Rhino)
Monkees, The — More Of The Monkees ~Deluxe Edition (2CD — Rhino)
Lane, Willie — Guitar Army of One (LP — Feeding Tube)
Allan, Davie and the Arrows — Blue's Theme b/w Bongo Party (7” — Tower)
Gibson, Debbie — Shake Your Love (7” — Atlantic)
Smegma — Boils & Carbuncles b/w Found & Lost (7” — TK)
Thee Headcoatees — We Got 7 Inches But We Wanted Twelve (7” — Sympathy for the Record Industry)
Chipmunks, The — Sing With Children (LP — Liberty)
Various Artists — Anthology of American Folk Music, Volumes One, Two, and Three (6CD — Smithsonian Folkways)
Williamson, Robin & his Merry Band — American Stonehendge (LP — Flying Fish)
Various Artists — The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol I (2LP — Yazoo)
Various Artists — The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol II (2LP — Yazoo)
Various Artists — The Secret Museum of Mankind Vol III (2LP — Yazoo)
Group Doueh — Zayna Jumma (LP — Sublime Frequencies)
Various Artists — Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean (CD — Sublime Frequencies)
Landry, Art and His Call of the North Orchestra — Barcarolle b/w Melody in F (78 — Gennett)
Guthrie, Woody — Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti (LP — Folkways)
Dyke and the Blazers — Let a Woman Be A Woman – Let a Man Be A Man b/w Uhh (7” — Original Sound)
Bell, Archie & The Drells — Tighten Up b/w Tighten Up Part II (7” — Atlantic)
The Muppet Movie — Rainbow Connection b/w I Hope that Something Better Comes Along (7” — Atlantic)
Disco-Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes — Get Dancin' b/w Get Dancin' Part II (7” — Chelsea)
Caravelles, The — Music to Make Time By (7” — Custom By Columbia)
Mudhoney — Mudhoney (CS — Sub Pop)
Dead C, The — Repent (CD — Siltbreeze)
Dead C, The — Trapdoor Fucking Exit (CD — Siltbreeze)
Dylan, Bob — The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (CD/SACD — Columbia)
Flaming Lips, The — Telepathic Surgery (CD — Restless)
Giant Sand — Valley of Rain (LP — Enigma)
California Poppy Pickers, The — Play and Sing Hair-Aquarius (LP — Alshire)
Jenkins, Florence Foster — The Glory (????) of the Human Voice (LP — RCA Red Seal)
Big Brother & The Holding Company — Big Brother & The Holding Company (LP — Mainstream)
Kraftwerk — Musique Non Stop (LP — Warner Brothers)
Austin Theremonic Orchestra, The — Electron Cloud (CD — Distillery Records)
Dead C, The — Harsh 70s Reality (CD — Siltbreeze)
Hudson, David — The Art of the Didjeridu (CD — Black Sun)
Lexie Mountain — Boys (CDr — Heresee)
Williams, John — Star Wars / Return Of The Jedi - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP — RSO)
Bar Kokhba Sextet — 5011 (3CD — Tzadik)
Fall, The —  Slates / A Part Of America Therein, 1981 (CD — Essential)
Half Japanese — Greatest Hits  (CD — Safe House)
New York Consort of Viols — Ilicita Cosa (CS — Musical Heritage Society)
Rob — Funky Rob Way (CD — Analog Africa)
Fall, The — Time Enough At Last (3CD — Castle Music)
Coltrane, John —  The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (4CD — Impulse!)
Powell, Rick —  Switched-On-Country (LP — RCA Camden)
Mesfin,  Ayalew — Hasabe - My Worries (LP — Now-Again Records)
Kirby Stone Four, The — Man I Flipped (LP — Cadence)
Remington, Herby — Plays the Steel (LP — D Records)
Henry, Pierre —  Le Voyage (LP — Limelight)
Dylan, Bob — Highway 61 Revisited (LP — Columbia)
McAnally,  Mac  — Mac McAnally (LP — Ariola Records America)
ZZ Top — Tres Hombres (LP — London Records )
Monkees, The — Headquarters (LP — Colgems)
Street People, The  — Put Your Hand In The Hand (LP — Pickwick/33 Records)
Messiaen, Oilvier — Turangalila Symphonie (2LP — Vega)
Harley, Rufus — Bagpipe Blues (LP — Atlantic)
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Post by: maryc27182 on January 01, 2020, 02:10:46 PM
Wow, Joshua, those are great lists. Here's my 2019. Well, most of it.

Seratones: Power (vinyl)
Caroline Rose: Loner (vinyl)
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (vinyl)
Steely Dan: Aja (vinyl)
T-Rextasy: Prehysteria (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Solid State (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Artificial Heart  (vinyl)
Jonathan Coulton: Some Guys (vinyl)
Stereolab: Sound-Dust [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Stereolab: Margerine Eclipse [Expanded Edition]  (vinyl)
Stereolab: Transient Random Noise-Bursts [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Stereolab: Dots And Loops [Expanded Edition] (LP) (vinyl)
Stereolab: Emperor Tomato Ketchup [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Stereolab: Cobra And Phases Group Play Voltage In The Milky Night [Expanded Edition] (vinyl)
Gary Daly: Gone From Here (vinyl)
Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet [Expanded Edition](vinyl)
The Flying Burrito Brothers: Burrito Deluxe (vinyl)
The Flying Burrito Brothers by The Flying Burrito Brothers (vinyl)
Coil: The Ape Of Naples (vinyl)
Christopher Larkin: Hollow Knight (Original Soundtrack) (flac)
Jamie XX: In Colour (flac)
Prince: 1999 Super Deluxe (flac)
Christian McBride Trio: Live at the Village Vanguard (flac)
Judas Priest: Sad Wings of Destiny (flac)
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (flac)
Stevie Wonder: Talking Book (flac)
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions (flac)
Paul Simon: Still Crazy After All These Years (flac)
Paul Simon: Graceland (flac)
Black Sabbath: Paranoid (flac)
David Bowie: Station to Station (flac)
Prefab Sprout: Protest Songs (vinyl)
Little Willie John: Sleep - The Singles As and Bs (CD)
Bobby Womack: The Best of Bobby Womack (CD)
Bobby Womack: Across 110th Street (CD)
Shuggie Otis: Freedom Flight (vinyl)
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Post by: Doc B. on January 02, 2020, 10:52:59 AM
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ZZ Top — Tres Hombres (LP — London Records )

Egad, a record we both like.